A conference organized in London last week managed to collect some USD 11 billion to aid Syrian refugees and host countries in the next five years and, in effect, to try to keep Syrians out of Europe.
The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.
Germany has announced that it was contributing an additional amount to projects in opposition-held areas.
The Syrian Prime Minister has announced that his Government will be pursuing a new economic strategy, named the National Partnership, that replaces the social market economic model developed prior to the uprising.
For the second time in the space of one year, an EU court has refused to remove Mohammad Makhlouf from the European sanctions list.
Imports by Syria’s private sector in 2015 reached some EUR 2 billion, according to the Minister of Economy.
Growing in assertiveness, the Kurdish Self-Administration Democratic Authority in north-eastern Syria has issued in the past two years more than 40 different laws including investment regulations, the imposition of customs fees and the commemoration through a public holiday of the arrest of Abdallah Ocalan.
The Syrian Prime Minister fired last week the head of the Syrian Customs Department, Majdi Hikmieh.
Only weeks after the enactment of the 2016 budget, the Government has already ordered a sharp decline in planned expenses.
The Prime Minister has issued a decision requesting all state institutions and companies to cut further their overhead expenses.
During a visit of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem to New Delhi last week, the Indian Government reportedly promised a resumption of works on two large projects in Syria.
Two-thirds of Imports by International Aid Organisations Could be Procured Locally – Ministry of Economy
The Syrian Ministry of Economy has said that more than two thirds of the food and other aid imported in Syria by international donor organisations could be produced locally.
The Syrian Government has rushed in recent weeks to approve various laws and decisions in the economic field.
The full text in Arabic of Law 5/2016 on Public-Private Partnerships issued on January 10, 2016.
The Syrian Government has passed a law regulating PPP projects in the country, in an additional sign that the regime is preparing itself for a potential reconstruction drive.
City View 2011 - Damascus
Four Seasons Hotel
Tenders and Contracts
Damascus Chamber of Commerce