Aleppo (1319)

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.
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).

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).

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).

29-07-2002
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
03-07-2002
Rory Black has been promoted from his post as British Airways Country Manager Jordan and Syria to become the airline's area manager for the Levant, covering operations in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
22-05-2002
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
29-04-2002
Hertz Syria has reduced its car rental rates throughout the country as part of an ongoing campaign to boost customer service and increase value for money.
04-04-2002
BCEOM, a French engineering group, is currently carrying a feasibility study for the development of a mass transport network for the city of Damascus.
28-03-2002
British Airways is set to increase its services to Aleppo, Syria, from 01st April as part of further improvements to its Summer 2002 schedule.
25-03-2002
Syria and Iraq have signed two new agreements that aim to promote air, rail and road transport between them.
22-03-2002
The Director General of the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA), Hussein Mahfouz, announced that the authority recently purchased three radar systems valued at USD50 million.
10-03-2002
According to Makram Obeid, Minister of Transport, expansion works are currently carried out at Damascus International Airport to increase its capacity to five million passengers a year.
09-03-2002
Syria's limited oil reserves is pushing the country to switch from oil-powered electric stations to gas-fed, and to a lesser extent water-fed, electric stations.