The Syrian Interim Government (SIG) presented a report on its work in the past period to the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) General Assembly at its 56th session which begun on Thursday.
SIG’s Head Abdurrahman Mustafa gave a comprehensive overview on SIG’s activities in the liberated areas, including the launch of new services projects. He stressed that all ministries are carrying out their duties in accordance with the SIG’s plan of action despite the difficulties, obstacles and shortages in resources.
Mustafa talked about the visits and meetings he held with foreign officials, as well as with administrators in local institutions and councils. He pointed out that the meetings focused on the importance of improving living conditions, basic services and economic sector through the opening of new institutions, paying more attention to the IDPs and seeking to meet their needs, improving security and stability, restructuring the Syrian National Army and raise its combat capabilities.
Moreover, Mustafa talked about the decisions that SIG has issued in recent months, most notably the granting of licenses to open three private universities in the liberated areas in order to develop the educational process and absorb more Syrian students.
He also gave an overview on the work of the Ministry of Defense, which included permanent follow-up of the field and military situation. He also talked about the work of the military police and military judiciary, including inspecting the frontlines and ascertaining the combat readiness of fighters, and launching training courses for cadets in the Military College.
Mustafa also talked about the work of the Ministry of the Interior, especially the security plan that the Security Directorate in Azaz in rural Aleppo developed and that included the mobilization of all personnel and non-commissioned officers in the directorate with the aim of controlling security in the area by deploying checkpoints inside and outside the town, and searching all vehicles entering the town.
He also gave an overview on the police’s work in detecting and dismantling IEDs, as well as detaining a number of those involved in carrying out terrorist attacks.
Mustafa also highlighted the work of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, most notably the recently completed projects, following up on the work of the crossing borders and the Customs Directorate, and offering training course to customs workers.
Mustafa also talked about the work of the Ministry of Health and its role in advocacy, supervision and planning withy regard to the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which is managed by the Syrian vaccination team. He also talked about the work of mobile clinics tasked with treating non-communicable diseases, respiratory infections, epidemics and skin diseases. About 13,000 people benefited from these clinics.
Furthermore, Mustafa briefed the General Assembly on the work of the Ministry of Local Administration and Services, especially with regard to supporting the IDPs and meeting their needs. He also talked about the important work of the local councils in issuing identification papers and studying the operating expenses of the provincial councils, and following up the urbanization of Azaz.
Mustafa also talked about the work of the Ministry in the sectors of electricity, water, sanitation, roads, transportation and communications.
He concluded his briefing with an overview on the Ministry’s activities and plans for agricultural affairs, livestock and irrigation, the work of the General Fodder Corporation and the General Foundation for Seed Multiplication. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)