Tishreen Newspaper, English Website
The Budget and Accounts Committee at the People’s Assembly discussed on Monday the 2018 investment budget of the Tourism Ministry that was set at SYP 1.251 billion.
The Committee members focused on the necessity of activating the tourism sector after stability has been restored to a large number of areas and reviving the handcrafts markets, in addition to encouraging popular and internal tourism and tackling the high prices of services at tourist facilities. They also called for the establishment of tourist facilities on the Euphrates River and al-Assad Lake in the eastern region and Amrit in Tartous in the coastal region.
In turn, Tourism Minister Bishr Yazigi pointed out that the Ministry has a plan for the next phase related to the rehabilitation of infrastructure at the tourist sites, in addition to starting investment projects in participation with the private sector.