Four Syrian mayors dismissed

19:38, June 09, 2010      

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Syrian Minister of Local Administration Tamer al-Hajjah decided to dismiss four heads of municipality in Homs governorate, 162 km to the north of Damascus, local website Syrian News Station (SNS) reported Wednesday.

The decision came due to accusations against the dismissed mayors, including failure to take appropriate actions against the unauthorized structures owners, incompetency and weak financial revenues.

Last month, eight mayors of the same governorate were substituted for incompetency and poor management.

Syrian government received Tuesday a loan of 20 million euros ( 23.85 million U.S. dollars) from the European Union to start the second phase of the Municipal Administration Modernization (MAM) program.

The MAM program, which is scheduled to end in 2015, aims at modernization and development of the Syrian municipalities economically and socially.

Syrian government decided to start a vast economic reform campaign to establish more open relationships with the world through adapting the free market economic system. (1 U.S. dollar = 0.8386 euro)

Source: Xinhua


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