Syria imports 200,000 tonnes of wheat from RussiaChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 14, 2020
The General Director of the Syrian Grain Establishment, Youssef Qassem, said a tender has been issued for the import of 200,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia.
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According to Qassem, the wheat is immediately moved from the port to the mills.
“Preparations are underway to receive the wheat when the harvest season begins next month where 49 centres have been equipped to facilitate the reception of wheat and pay the farmers,” he said, pointing out that the reopening of the Aleppo-Damascus road has contributed greatly to reducing the costs of transporting wheat and expedited access to the reception centres, silos and mills.
The Syrian government allocated 450 billion Syrian pounds ($0.88 billion) to purchase wheat from farmers this season. ■