The Visit of the Prime Minister
Damascus – SyriaSteps Original owners of Marota City project, the area situated after Al-Razi region, had the valuable opportunity to convey their thoughts loudly. More importantly, this opportunity will lead to the resolution of their problems, which they have announced to all officials of Marota City and Damascus Governorate. These original owners have found themselves facing the possibility of solving all these difficulties, which may be difficulties and uncertainties affecting the project as a whole not only them. Is not the motto of Damascus Cham Holding, this project's overseer, is "A partnership building a country." In his frequent visits to the 66th project, now known as “Marota City”, the Prime Minister's goal may not have been to give the project exceptional importance as an existing project in itself. But he understands that by being able to push Marota City to success and good implementation based on clear data, laws and decisions, he then would ensure success in all those Syrian regions that would witness the same transformation of the region behind al-Razi in one way or another. at the same level or less as Marota City; taking into account that this project was designated to the wealthy elite, but in other regions, it could include other categories. The dialogue that brought the Prime Minister with the original owners and with the partner companies, so to speak, in the presence of the Governor of Damascus and the officials of Marota City project, helped to raise the -issues of concern- owners have; possibly investors and referred them immediately to the fronts of the rapid processing. Eng. Imad Khamees even put the follow-up office in the Council of Ministers at the service of owners and investors to solve the problems raised during a short time and follow-up with the concerned authorities. This made all audience express their satisfaction of the dialogue that was marked by clarity, honesty, and transparency. What's more important is the interaction between the prime minister and owners. He listened to every word they said and answered all possible inquiries. He called for working in a group spirit to handle the issues that might impede the project and to concoct a shared vision and presenting it to the concerned authorities to help take appropriate solutions, especially as Eng. Khamees every time he visited the project promised and fulfilled and in record time. The beneficiaries and investors of Decree 66 declared all the hardships and difficulties they have that might hinder construction in plot building even though most of the basic infrastructure is complete. This meeting was held on the land of the project for the fourth time under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Eng. Imad Khamees, and in the presence of the governmental committee charged with following up on the project's implementation. Participants' proposals focused on the provision of materials related to construction works, cladding fees, engineers syndicate fees, the existence of modern technology in construction such as rapid construction technology, legal problems related to old claims, including the project with investment law, simplifying licensing procedures and facilitating banking transactions for investors. The Prime Minister responded to resolve most administrative, legal, financial and procedural obstacles. Where it was agreed to allow the importation of materials and equipment for construction and cladding provided that the local alternative is not available, explaining that the import of rapid construction techniques is allowed and has been requested from Damascus Governorate to start the implementation of the main entrances to the project and expand the services of Single Window to include all transactions and procedures related to it. Regarding the fees of the Engineers Syndicate, the governorate of Damascus, the Engineers Syndicate, subsidiaries of Damascus Cham Holding and their beneficiaries have been assigned to review the Syndicate fee to be in accordance with the consensus value of all. in addition to the listing of all obstacles related to the work of Ministry of Justice to be eliminated, the establishment of facilities related to fees and licenses, the completion of all transactions, and granting necessary approvals. The Prime Minister clarified that the government is working to overcome any obstacles to the beneficiaries in order to commence work for the project to become a reality as soon as possible, noting that the meeting with the beneficiaries is in the framework of a comprehensive treatment to all that is related to construction, and explaining that the government is serious in upgrading the inclusive development structure, this includes housing sector; one of the key elements in the next phase. He added that they had been discussing with a foreign company to build houses in a rapid construction method, and signing contracts to supply engineering machinery for reconstruction. On legal problems, it was agreed to write down the demands and discuss them next week with the Minister of Justice.