Premier Khamis forms governmental work group to rehabilitate infrastructure in Deir Ezzor

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Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Imad Khamis issued a decision forming a governmental work group to set up a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate main infrastructure, service facilities and government buildings and to ensure regular supplies of basic foodstuffs in Deir Ezzor province.

The work group will be headed by Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem.


Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Iran ups non-oil goods export to China by 27 percent

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Iran ups non-oil goods export to China by 27 percent

Iran’s Commercial attaché in Beijing Reza Seyed Aqazadeh acknowledged over 27 percent rise in Iran’s non-oil goods export to China in the first 11 months of 2017.

 Iran’s non-oil goods export to China in the year 2017 increased by 27.1 percent in value and by 27.7 percent in weight as compared with the first 11 months of the year 2016, IRNA reported.

Aqazadeh said that in the first 11 months of the year 2017, the value of Iran’s exports to China increased by 28.8 percent as compared with the same period of the preceding year.

He said Iran has exported oil to China in this period equal to 10.8 billion dollars, which in comparison to the same period of the year 2016 shows 28.5 percent increase.

Iran has good economic relations with China and has prepared many opportunities for the Chinese investors, for instance, in banking and financial fields of 40 billion dollars of Chinese with Iran’s Central Bank.

Chinese banks have accepted totally 35 billion dollars finance of Iranian projects.

China’s National Oil Company has had 30 percent participation in development of phase 11 of Southern Pars worth 4.8 billion dollars and financing electrical train project between Tehran and Mashad worth 11.5 billion Yuan are among the most important projects in Iran which became final with Chinese investors.


Source  :  Iran-Daily

Fire at oil rig SW Iran put out in less than 60 days

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Fire at oil rig SW Iran put out in less than 60 days

Iranian petroleum minister said on Thursday that extinguishing an inferno in less than two months by Iranian experts in the Rag-Sefid oil drilling rig in southwestern Iran is an ‘honor’ for Iran’s oil industry.

The blaze which occurred in the well No 147 of Rag-Sefid Oilfield in southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan on October 29 killed two workers at the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC), IRNA reported.

Speaking during a visit to the region on Thursday morning, Bijan Zangeneh said that it was an honor that the Iranian experts have succeeded to douse the fire in 58 days.

He further appreciated the round-the-clock efforts made by the oil officials to control the fire.


Source  :  Iran-Daily

President Rouhani: Enemy intending to disappoint Iranians

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President Rouhani: Enemy intending to disappoint Iranians

Enemy is now after disappointing the people with the future, driving wedges in the country, and harming the public support of the Islamic Establishment, said President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday.

‘Everyone should be alert to this conspiracy, and the elite should illuminate the plot for the whole society, especially the youngsters,’ added President Rouhani addressing a local gathering in the Iranian capital, according to IRNA.

‘The biggest component of national power is the unity of religions, ethnic groups, and people of different backgrounds,’ he said.

Saying that pragmatism, and cooperation of branches and organizations are necessary to solve economic problems, he added, ‘Reducing dependency on oil, developing economic diplomacy, increasing exports, and improving production and employment are the five pillars of the government’s economic plans’.


Source  :  Iran-Daily

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc Announce Orders for Four 787 Dreamliners

Morocco’s flag carrier expands 787 fleet to enable growth in international routes

SEATTLEDec. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco’s flag carrier to expand international service.

The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website, include two 787s purchased in December 2016and two purchased this month.

Royal Air Maroc, which has already taken delivery of five 787-8s, will grow its fleet of fuel-efficient 787s to a total of nine airplanes. Royal Air Maroc flies 787s on international routes from Casablanca to North AmericaSouth America, the Middle East and Europe, and with the additional airplanes plans to expand service to these areas.

“Today Royal Air Maroc has direct flights to 80 international destinations. Thanks to our unique position as a geographic hub and high quality of service, we bring customers from all over the world to their destinations. With more than 850 flights per month to Africa, Royal Air Maroc has the broadest presence across the continent of any airline,” said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of Royal Air Maroc. He added, “Our vision is to be the leading airline in Africa in terms of quality of service, quality of planes and connectivity. Ordering new-generation planes such as the Dreamliner puts our airline on the right track to fulfill our vision.”

“Royal Air Maroc’s additional 787 orders are a terrific endorsement of the Dreamliner’s economic performance, fuel efficiency and unrivalled passenger experience,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Expanding the relationship between our companies that began nearly 50 years ago, Boeing is proud to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth plans within Africa and further connect Morocco to the world.”

Royal Air Maroc is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Its fleet includes more than 56 Boeing airplanes, including 737s, 767-300ERs, 787s and a 747-400. The Casablanca-based carrier operates a domestic network throughout Morocco and serves more than 80 destinations across Africa, the Middle EastEuropeNorth America and South America.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a family of super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. The 787-9’s fuselage is stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8 and can fly 290 passengers up to 14,140 kilometers in a typical two-class configuration. The 787’s unparalleled fuel efficiency – reducing fuel use and carbon emissions by 20 percent compared to airplanes it replaces – and range flexibility enable carriers to profitably open new routes and optimize fleet and network performance. To serve passengers, the Dreamliner offers large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride.

Boeing also is a longstanding partner to Morocco, supporting the country’s development of its aerospace industry and workforce. Boeing and Safran are joint venture partners in Morocco Aero-Technical Interconnect Systems (MATIS) Aerospace in Casablanca, a high-quality supplier that employs more than 1,000 people building wire bundles and wire harnesses for Boeing and other aerospace companies.

Jessica Kowal
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1-206-660-6849 (Seattle)