In the sixty-first session of the Damascus International Fair, a number of countries expanded their participation compared to the previous two sessions with the presence of a number of Arab and foreign companies for the first time within the exhibition in a desire to learn about investment opportunities in Syria.
The pavilion of the Republic of Belarus is entitled “Mechanisms .. Medicines… Bakery” which is a title that summarizes the areas of work of the Belarusian companies present in the exhibition.
Director of the pavilion Slava Shevchuk said in a statement to SANA that it is the third consecutive participation of her country in the activities of the exhibition since his return and every year the number of Belarusian companies present increased, where the pavilion includes more than 15 companies working in the fields of agricultural machinery and heavy machinery manufacturing Syrian.
Slava pointed out that the number of companies that attended last year was only 10.The participation has expanded this year in reference to the country's readiness to cooperate with Syrian friends in various fields, pointing to the interest of businessmen in Belarusian companies and their pursuit of agreements to supply goods soon to Syria.
Dmitry Abanasik, representative of the Belarusian company Mogilev Liftmash, working in the field of manufacturing elevators, saw in the exhibition an opportunity to strengthen ties with his agency in Damascus and try to expand communication with Syrian businessmen, which will help deepen economic relations between the two countries and increase the benefits to serve the interests of their people.
The company, which he represents one of the largest European companies in the manufacture of elevators, which produces more than 11 thousand elevators every month.
Among the Belarusian companies present at the exhibition are also Maz, Sohara Heavy Machinery and Minsk Motor Plant for power generation, whose representative expressed the hope that the signing of contracts with the Syrian side in the fields of power generation.
The Pavilion of the Embassy of the Czech Republic presents models of smart houses of security systems and others.
The representative of the Embassy Dr. Ghaith Fendi said that the Czech Republic has participated in all the sessions of the exhibition since its inception three years ago, where about 20 companies working in several fields including water treatment, development of production lines, reconstruction, recycling of war remnants, smart home applications and many special products. Beauty and food in addition to the pharmaceutical industries of isolation rooms and nanotechnology and various medical equipment, pointing out that the group of companies exhibiting the implementation of about 90 percent of the tunnels and streets of the Czech capital Prague.
Fendi pointed to the high turnout of visitors to the pavilion, especially from businessmen and the existence of hope to conclude understandings, especially with the orientation of many Syrian cities towards the so-called smart cities and attention to the transfer of technology and training cadres in its use.
Among the companies participating for the first time in the exhibition is the “Engineering Group” from Jordan, whose chief engineer, Hossam Qassem, said that its field of work is metal forming in the construction and electromechanical sectors as well as protection systems and fuel saving products for central heating.
Qassem pointed out that the Syrian market is large and promising and his company's pavilion has visited a number of Syrian businessmen.
From the pavilion of the Portuguese agencies, Tariq Al-Burghli pointed to the presence of seven Portuguese companies for the first time as part of the exhibition activities ranging from agriculture, electricity and thermal insulation.