The branch of the Syrian Trade Corporation in Hama rented 55 tons of potato crop from farmers in order to store it in its refrigeration unit.
In a statement to SANA reporter, Engineer Haider al-Youssef, the director of the Foundation’s branch, explained that specialized committees were formed to purchase potato crops directly from farmers’ fields, and transport them by cars belonging to the branch from all villages of Hama countryside, with the aim of protecting farmers from exploitation by intermediaries and brokers within the framework of the Foundation’s positive intervention in the markets, and providing them with citizens at competitive prices.
Al-Youssef pointed out that the potatoes that were harvested are of high-quality varieties, which can be stored for several weeks or months, without being subjected to any damage or change in their standard specifications.
On the other hand, the head of the department of sales outlets in the institution's branch, Eng. Duraid Shawardi, indicated that a mobile car loaded with quantities of vegetables and fruits was running to the neighborhoods of the city of Hama, as part of the positive intervention, and in a way that eases the burdens of transportation on citizens, to obtain their needs of vegetables and fruits.
He added: The branch is working on equipping the March 8 hall in the city of Hama and dedicating it to selling vegetables and fruits, in addition to the halls in the cities of Mahardah, Salamiyah, Masyaf and Suqaylabiyah.
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