Syrian Private Sector Allowed to Start Tourism Training Centers

Published June 25th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

By Nabil Al Mulhem 



Syrian government has allowed the private sector to found tourism training centers, an unprecedented step in a country where mass education and intermediate colleges are controlled by the public sector. 

The decision came Sunday at a meeting held by the higher council for tourism, presided by Prime Minister Mustafa Miro. The council also gave way to the establishment of a private intermediate college for tourism studies. 

Meanwhile, the council discussed other issues related to the field of tourism, including the investment and operation of Damascus international airport and Bludan Hotel, among other projects in the republic. 

The officials also discussed Syria’s tourism strategies up to the year 2020, with the aim of promoting a successful tourism industry, according to the meeting’s minutes. 

The meeting came one day after Syrian minister of tourism agreed to license private tourism projects – 




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