Syria’s Autonomous Administration receives 140.000 tons of wheat in Jazira region
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), also known as Rojava, has received 139.400 tons of wheat in Jazira region to date.
The AANES was first formed in 2014 in the Kurdish-majority regions of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira in northern Syria following the withdrawal of the government forces. Later, it was expanded to Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated ISIS militarily.
The Jazira region is an administrative division that includes the cities of Qamishli, Hasakah, Derik (al-Malikiyah), Amuda and al-Qahtaniyah (Tirbe Spiyeh).
The Media center of the Economy Board of the Jazira Region published on its official Facebook account, on Monday, a statement pointing out that the deadline of receiving the harvested wheat is July 30.
The crop was received in 10 silos spreading in different areas of Qamishli, Hasakah, Derik (al-Malikiyah), Amuda and al-Qahtaniyah (Tirbe Spiyeh).
Late in June, Mustafa Ibrahim, co-chair of the Agricultural Community Development Company of the AANES told North Press that the company has received about 320.100 tons in north and east Syria, 121.455 of which is in the Jazira Region.
The AANES had set the price of wheat at 2.200 Syrian pounds (SYP, more than ¢50), taking into account the quality of wheat.
On Monday, co-chair of the Agricultural Community Development Company in the city of Raqqa, Ahmad al-Ali, said that the amount of wheat received in Raqqa and its countryside has reached 115.500 tons to date.