With the participation of around 390 companies from 31 Arab and foreign states, on Tuesday, the 5th Re-Build Syria Expo started at the Damascus Fairgrounds and it will continue until Sept. 21, 2019.
Various products used in the domains of energy, health, education, agriculture, telecommunication and water technology are on displayed at the Expo, in addition to services related to real estate insurance and development, transportation, tourism and the systems of protection, security and IT.
In a statement to SANA, the Assistant Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mohammad Saif Eddin, said that the Expo is considered as an opportunity to get acquainted with the most modern building technologies and the significant role they can play in the reconstruction.
Eddin hailed the wide participation of foreign companies, which proves the return of normal life and economic recovery in Syria.
For his part, the Iranian Ambassador in Damascus, Javad Turk Abadi, said that their participation in the expo is an expression of solidarity and support for Syria, in the face of the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on it, and to prove that Syria and Iran are able to recover and rebuild the country.
The Director of al-Basheq Institution, Tamer Yaghi, said that the Expo provides an opportunity for meetings between businessmen and investors from the public and private sectors, adding that the current edition of the expo is distinguished from the previous ones with regards to the wide foreign and Arab participation.
Meanwhile, a number of the participants of the Expo affirmed that the goal is to shed light on the role of the public and private sectors in the reconstruction and the possibility of achieving partnerships between them, considering that the expo constitutes an opportunity for direct communication between decision makers and the direct implementer of the projects.
For the first time, the reserved interior spaces at the Expo exceeded 22,500 square meters, which reflects the successes achieved by the previous four editions of expo.
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