Real Estate & Construction

Work has started on the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Group's USD 300 million shopping mall and hotel project in the Syrian capital, Damascus following approval form the government, according to Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a, Syria's Minister of Tourism.
UAE’s Arabian Construction Company and Syria’s Lead contracting signed early August the USD 28 million contract to build the new complex of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported MEED.
The Ministry of Construction announced that it had put forward a draft project to merge the six companies affiliated to it, into three new companies, and that the draft document had been accepted by the Government.
The Buildex Exhibition will open in Damascus on May 9.
Over 200,000 flats were for sale in Damascus in 2000, according to a study released by the Ministry of Housing. This is a fourfold increase from the 50,000 figure of 1989.