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Jobless Syrians have little use for government’s new construction training program

Syrians are reluctant to apply to the technical training centers the regime plans to establish because of the shockingly low stipends provided.
Workers restore a palatial Ottoman-era home called Beit al-Quwatli to turn it into a cultural institution  in the old part of Syria's capital Damascus on November 10, 2020. - The old city of the Syrian capital is famed for its elegant century-old houses, usually two storeys built around a leafy rectangular courtyard with a carved stone fountain at its centre. While the capital has been largely spared the violence of Syria's almost ten-year war, several of these traditional homes have been abandoned by their

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree Feb. 2 to establish technical training centers for construction work. 

According to the new law, the training centers aim to provide the job market with competent technical staff that will raise productivity, boost the construction sector’s contribution to Syria's gross domestic product and improve the quality of construction works. 

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