Under the auspices of President Bashar al-Assad, and commemorating the 44th anniversary of the corrective movement, Prime Minister Dr. Wael Halaqi inaugurated in Lattakia several development and industrial projects. He also laid the foundation stones for other projects. The overall value of the projects was 24 billion Syrian pounds.
Cutting the ribbon in Tishreen University Hospital, the Prime Minister stressed that the hospital "constitutes a medical quality leap in Syria and the region." The 852 bed, 18 billion Syrian pound (SYP) hospital, completed by the Military Housing Establishment offers chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as other services using cutting edge medical technology.
The prime minister also inaugurated the sewage treatment plant for Ein-al-Laban - Gandaria axis at a total value of 85 million SYP serving Ein al-Tine, Sheikh Mubarak villages and Beit Yashout .
In Qirdaha city, the Prime Minister inaugurated the tobacco warehouses carried out by the Military Housing Establishment with a total value of SYP 478 millions and creating 250 jobs.
In Jebleh city, the Prime Minister inaugurated a molasses tobacco production plant with a production capacity of 4.5 tons per month and a total value of 10 million pounds. The plant will create 130 jobs. The PM inaugurated unwrapped papers facility at 120 million SYP which provides 40 jobs.
The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Lawadicia tourist complex by the sea north of Lattakia. The project will be implemented by the general company for construction with a total value of 5.4 billion SYP for retired engineers in Syria. The project consists of seventeen – floor building and lounge, restaurants, sports stadiums and swimming pools, a health center and chalets comprising 554 beds.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for the expansion project at passengers’ terminal of martyrs Bassel al-Assad airport at a total value of SYP 226 million with additional 325 million SYP allocated for the navigation project.
The Prime Minister visited the tomb of late President Hafez al-Assad in Qirdaha where he laid a wreath of flowers and recited verses of the Holy Quran. "The eternal leader is still with us in our hearts and memory symbolizing steadfastness, resistance and the creative builder of modern Syria," the Premier wrote eulogizing the late President in the visitors’ book.