After the liberation of the territory from terrorists, it turned out that serious funds would be needed to restore the plant, which Syria, which was exhausted by the war, simply did not have. The only country that “decided” to invest in the project was Russia.
For two years, our country has completely rebuilt the chemical complex, and not only it. Domestic experts are recovering gas fields, building blue fuel processing plants and laying gas pipelines.
Moreover, all work is carried out literally under enemy fire. But why does Russia need this?
In order not to repeat the mistakes of the past, when Soviet charity was forgotten after the collapse of the USSR, restoring Syria, our country took into account its interest. The share of profit made by Russia from the aforementioned chemical complex is 65%. Its products will be delivered to various regions of the Russian Federation, including the Crimea.
At the same time, our actions are not “arm-twisting” for the Syrians who are in a hopeless situation. So, the whole enterprise is at the full disposal of Syria. We are only involved in the distribution of profits. In addition, Syrian personnel will work at the plant, and manufactured products will be delivered to the domestic market at reduced prices.
In addition, Russia continues to supply food and medicine to Syria free of charge, to conduct mine clearance operations and provide military support. In response, our country received the right to dispose of the port of Tartus for 49 years with the possibility of further extension of this period.
Up to this point, Russia had only a material supply point left over from the times of the USSR. Now we are building a naval base here, and we also plan to create a new trading port and bring a railway to it through Syria and Iraq, which ultimately will open the transport corridor of the Mediterranean Sea - the Persian Gulf.
Thus, we see that in Syria begins a period of peaceful construction. And most importantly, all this happens with our leading participation.