SYRIA – MPS Call on Government to Provide Basic needs for Citizens, Control Prices

20 Feb

MPS Call on Government to Provide Basic needs for Citizens, Control Prices

Feb 19, 2013

DAMASCUS, (SANA)-The People’s Assembly on Tuesday held a session, chaired by Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, concentrating on the government measures to deal with the difficulties and obstacles resulted by the crisis.

The Syrian members of the parliament called for providing the petroleum productions to all citizens, monitor the markets and controlling the prices as well as offering facilitations to the poor.

They appealed to the Ministers to take exceptional procedures to provide bread and ease crowds in front of bakeries as well as allocating one gas cylinder for each family monthly.

Other MPs called for resolving the problem of electricity, communications’ break off, and intensifying efforts to solve the files of the lost and abducted citizens, combating corruption and increasing salaries.

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Qadri Jamil, called for holding those responsible for the embargo imposed on the Syrian people accountable, saying that the embargo led to the loss of thousands of lives.

Jamil stressed that the current stage is one of building trust between the people, and that the government wants the people to influence its decisions that concern them.

In turn, Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar said that the political parties committee is following up on licensed parties and verifying their commitment to the political parties law.

Minister of Health Saad al-Naef , for his part, said that in spite of the direct targeting of the hospitals and medical centers by the armed groups, the Ministry is still offering all medical services, free of charges, in addition to providing medicines for the chronic diseases and tumors.

He added that the Ministry and medical factories have strategic emergency storage but the difficulties lie in delivering the medicines, stressing that the armed terrorist groups lately targeted the medicine warehouses in Aleppo.

In turn, Minister of Transport Mahmoud Ibrahim Said affirmed that the Ministry had decided to offer 50% discount for the soldiers and law enforcement personnel when they travel onboard the Syrian Arab Airlines.

As for the railways, the Minister said that they came under repeated aggressions, adding “work is underway to repair 3 big defects out of 7 in the hot spots.”

For his part, Minister of electricity Imad Khamis underlined that the Ministry is exerting doubled efforts to provide the citizens with the electric power 24/24 hours though the big difficulties which encounter this pivotal sector.

He said that nearly 3300 Megawatt became out of service due to the attacks of the armed terrorist groups on the fuel transportation lines, while 55 high voltage towers out of 83 witnessed sabotage acts.

The Minister went on to say that the electricity sector has offered 81 martyrs, 125 injured employees as well as 27 abducted.

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