Syrian MP forecasts bumper tourist season
In remarks carried by the state news agency SANA, Bisher Yazigi pledged help for the area, predicting a prosperous tourism season because “various activities are planned. during the summer”.
There was no word on what these activities might be.
After the withdrawal, the former rebel stronghold will be turned over to the government.
But both the city of Homs and many of its most famed destinations including the Krak des Chevaliers Crus ray ban uk ader castle have suffered enormous damage during fighting.
The historic Old City of Homs, formerly a tourist attraction, has been reduced to little more than r ray ban uk ubble, with homes, shops and religious sites pulverised in near daily bombardment and fighting.
And the prospects of a flood of tourists into any p ray ban uk art of the country, where a civil war has killed more than 150,000 people, would appear to be slim.
Over the weekend, SANA also touted the results of a traffic department survey showing a 50 per cent drop in traffic accidents ray ban uk in Syria in the past year.
“A new report from Syria’s Ministry of Interior suggests a 50 per cent drop in deaths from road accidents in 2013 from 2012,” the agency wrote.
Major General Yasser al Shreiti told SANA that ministry initiatives including new surveillance cameras, increased patrols and training for traffic police were behind the fall in accidents.
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