Water

01-05-2004
More than ten years following the beginning of the works, Syrian Prime Minister, Naji al-Otri inaugurated on April 22, the Teshreen Dam built on the Euphrates River close to the city of Manbej (Aleppo Governorate).
01-03-2004
On 9 February, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Syrian President al-Assad laid the foundation stone for the long-delayed Al-Wahda (or Unity) Dam project on the Yarmouk River.
01-08-2003
The importance for Syria to develop its economic and business ties with Turkey has grown following the temporary closure of the Iraqi market for Syrian businessmen.
01-04-2003
Jordan and Syria have officially signed the contract to build Al-Wehdeh dam on the Yarmouk river, with Turkey's Ankara-based Ozaltin Construction Company (OCC).
01-04-2003
Japan has provided Syria with a USD2.8 million grant for the completion of the second phase of the project for the rehabilitation of Damascus' water distribution network.
01-12-2002
Using treated waste water could help resolve Damascus' acute shortage of water by making available another 2.3 billion gallons of water a year, according to Hani Tarazi, a scientist with Sharjah-based waste water treatment expert Metito (Overseas) Ltd.
26-08-2002
For the fourth year in a row, Syria will be supplying Jordan with water to help it alleviate its chronic shortages.
29-07-2002
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has extended to Syria two loans worth KWD14.5 million (USD48.3 million).
01-07-2002
According to Nasser al-Hazem, Jordan's minister of water and irrigation, the joint dam with Syria, al-Wahda, will be built starting from early next year.
19-06-2002
Syria and Turkey will be discussing cooperation in the irrigation sector during the visit to Damascus of Turkish minister of state, Mustapha Yilmaz.
17-06-2002
Syria's fourth largest dam collapsed on Tuesday 5 June, killing over 22 people, leaving 4,000 homeless and flooding all nearby villages.
06-05-2002
Syria is planning to build a water institute with the cooperation of Germany, reported al-Baath.
26-04-2002
Al Bassel dam was inaugurated yesterday by Syria's PM, Mustapha Miro.
24-04-2002
Lebanon and Syria have signed an agreement to divide the waters of Nahr al Kabir, the river lying on the northern borders between the two countries.
22-04-2002
Japan has awarded a YEN796 million (USD6 million) grant for the rehabilitation of water distribution pipelines in Damascus city.

Events

Syrian International Microfinance & Banking Exhibition 2015
Dama Rose Damascus Hotel
Motex 2011
Damascus International Fairground