Aleppo (1332)

01-06-2004
Lennart Bage, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) paid earlier this month a four-day visit to Syria. Bage was in a tour to see the work-in-progress in a number of projects IFAD is part-financing in the country and to...
01-06-2004
Arrivals of tourists and visitors to Syria have continued to rise in the first quarter of this year according to the Syrian ministry of tourism.
01-05-2004
Syria and Turkey are moving ever closer towards the setting up of a Free Trade Area between them.
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).

01-04-2004
The transport sector continues to witness significant investments. Air traffic is set to increase with new airports and growing capacity.
01-04-2004
A number of new duty free markets (DFMs) are expected to be set up on Syria's borders, according to a story from Zone News an Arabic news portal, after licenses in that sense have been provided to unnamed Syrian private investors.
01-03-2004
The courts were responsible for a deep sense of insecurity in the Syrian economic sphere. Economic crimes will now be judged by regular courts.
01-03-2004
The two-day event led to the breaking of old taboos and received the support and marked presence of the spouse of the President.
01-03-2004
The network he chairs has been strongly active in Syria since the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Syrian Government in 2001.
01-03-2004
The national air carrier has been allowed to offer its services in joint-venture with private sector companies.
01-03-2004
The new low cost airline is adding a new destination in Syria to its schedule.
01-02-2004
Germany has provided Syria with a financial package of EUR 45 million, including the write-off of EUR 30 million in debts and the provision of EUR 15 million in help for the development and better management of water resources in Aleppo and Damascus.
01-02-2004
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) awarded 571 investment licenses last year for a total capital figure of SYP 111 billion (USD 2.134 billion).
01-02-2004
Royal Jordanian Wings (RJW) is going to service Aleppo from Amman twice a week within a few months, according to Ahed Qantar, CEO of RJW. RJW is the charter subsidiary of Royal Jordanian, the Jordanian national air carrier.
01-01-2004
The Ministry of oil awards five new oil exploration rights licenses to Royal Dutch/Shell (Block 2), Ocean Energy from the US (Block 22), Stratic Energy from Canada (Block 17), a joint-venture of IPR from the US and India's state-owned company ONGC (Blo...
01-01-2004
A new NGO, MAWRED has launched Syria's first business incubator dedicated to Syrian business women.
01-01-2004
Lufthansa, the German air carrier, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syrian Arab Airlines (Syrianair) to conduct an assessment of the current state of the national air carrier and of the Syrian civil aviation sector in general.
01-01-2004
The Royal Netherlands Embassy in cooperation with the Aleppo Chamber of Commerce organised on December 13 and 14 a catalogue exhibition of Dutch companies in Aleppo, according to SEBC.
01-01-2004
After inaugurating its first flight to Damascus in October last year, Arabian Airlines, the first low cost Arab air carrier will now fly to Aleppo.
01-12-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the New York Times on December 01, 2003

01-12-2003
For the first time since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the passenger train service between Aleppo and Mossul (northern Iraq) resumed its services on 21 November.
01-12-2003
Makram Obeid, Minister of Transport, announced that expansion works would be carried out on Mazzeh Airport, Damascus' other, and smaller, airport, starting next year, acording to Teshreen.
01-12-2003
Following a late low bid by India's EMCO, the Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT) has reissued the tender for the design and supply of four 66/230-kV conventional air-insulated substations (AIS) at Aleppo, Al-H...
01-11-2003
The gathering was the largest business event of the year in Syria. In spite of a reduced number of participants from Europe, because of the regional political instability, it was a clear organizational and marketing success for Syria.
01-11-2003

With the ambitious development plans of the two national railways operators, Syria is set to capitalize, at last, on its strategic geographic position.

With the ambitious development plans of the two national railways operators, Syria is set to capitalize, at last, on its strategic geographic position. Meanwhile, the country is also joining the International North - South Transport Corridor.

01-11-2003
Syrianair has recently opened its fifth new office of the year in Sayyida Zeinab, in the outskirts of Damascus.
01-10-2003

The priority given to the education sector is reflected by the opening of the first private universities in Syria's history. However, very high tuition fees remain an obstacle.

01-10-2003
Lebanon’s Matelec has been awarded two contracts worth USD46 million to supply and install substations in various locations, according to the Middle East Engineering web portal.
01-10-2003
A textile and garments observatory centre in Damascus and a textile services centre in Aleppo are to be established by the Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion.
01-10-2003
The Attar Group (AG) is planning to open a new Four-star hotel in Aleppo.
01-08-2003
Three loans are signed by Syria with all of AFESD, Germany and Spain to provide a total of USD 144.5 million in credits at preferential conditions.
01-07-2003
One of the most significant direct consequences of the landmark Law N°10, passed in 1991 to provide a more friendly environment to private sector investment, was the complete overhaul of the national transport sector.
01-06-2003

One year after providing its first loan, the Agency for Combating Unemployment (ACU), also referred to as the Unemployment Commission), continues to attract very strong interest from the specialists and the wider public.

01-06-2003
The Saudi Binladin Group and Spain's Aceites del Sur have begun operating the largest olive oil processing plant in Syria.
01-06-2003
The Saudi Binladin Group and Spain's Aceites del Sur have begun operating the largest olive oil processing plant in Syria.
01-05-2003
Besides the discussions on the reform of Investment law N°10 which have been going on for several months now, the Syrian government has also been working on the set-up of new Hi-Tech economic areas.
01-02-2003
On January 11, Haddad announced the award of five new oil exploration rights licenses.
01-02-2003
Syria's Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has awarded a USD35 million contract for the construction of six new high-voltage power substations to ABB India, the Indian affiliate of Asea Brown Boveri, one of the lar...
01-01-2003

The draft law amending Syria's investment framework has been published by Al-Baath, one of the three national state-owned dailies.

01-01-2003
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
17-12-2002

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in London on December 17, 2002.

01-12-2002
Syria and the United Arab Emirates have signed a bilateral agreement scrapping customs duties and taxes on all national commodities produced in the two countries with effect from 1 January 2003.
01-12-2002

Adnan Suleiman, the Director-General of Syria's free zones organization (GOFZ), announced new expanding figures for the activity of the countries six free trade areas (FTA).

01-11-2002
The first half of the year has seen a growth of 13.6 percent in passenger traffic at Syria's five airports (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Deir-ez-Zor, Qamishli) in comparison with the same period of last year, to reach a total of 1.2 million passengers.
09-09-2002
The Syrian President has signed into decree a law establishing two new free trade zones in the eastern part of the country.
26-08-2002
Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraq's Vice-President, is starting on Tuesday 27 a three-day visit to Damascus which is expected to lead to the launch of joint investments between the two countries worth over USD500 million.
26-08-2002

For the fourth year in a row, Syria will be supplying Jordan with water to help it alleviate its chronic shortages.

12-08-2002

The state-owned General Organisation for Food Industry (GOFI) is starting the building of two new lines for the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer.

12-08-2002
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
05-08-2002
According to Anadolu, the Turkish news agency, Akteks Acrylic Thread Industry and Trade Corp is starting production in its newly thread manufacturing plant in Aleppo.