The number of  deaths from car accidents decreased last year in Syria, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Container volume handled by the TICT, the company managing the Tartous terminal remained stable last year at 62,722 TEUs last year, according to data published by TICT’s mother company.
The Ministry of Transport has issued new rules regulating the car rental industry, a sector that was until then very loosely regulated.
The number of vehicles registered in Syria stood at 2,051,977, including 838 thousand passenger cars, at the end of 2010, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Syrian Railways has issued a tender to conduct repair works on the tunnels over the Aleppo-Lattakia railway link.
The containers’ traffic at the Port of Lattakia declined 5.6 percent last year in line with the decrease in bulk trade.
Syrian Railways has issued a tender for a study to operate dry ports in the country’s three main industrial cities of Adra, Hessia and Sheikh Najjar.
Syrianair, the country’s embattled national carrier, has issued a tender for the restructuring of its operations.
Bulk trade marked a slight slowdown in the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Syrianair has signed a contract to refurbish its two ageing Boeing 747 planes with AlSalam Aircraft, a Saudi-based Boeing subsidiary, according to a local daily.
The Syrian Government has issued a tender for the evaluation of the pre-qualifications bids for the development of the two strategic north-south and east-west motorways.
Naji Otri, Syria’s PM, inaugurated on November 28 the new 102 km motorway linking the two eastern cities of Deir-ez-Zor and Hassakeh.
Qatar Airways will be the latest airliner to fly to Aleppo, according to a statement from the company.
Qatar Airways has signed an open sky agreement with the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, the first such agreement signed by Syria.
Qatari Diar, the real estate development arm of the Qatari Government, will build and manage 13 underground car parks in Damascus starting next year, according to Nassouh Nabulsi of the Damascus Governorate.


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