Aleppo (1350)

09-02-2005

The state-owned General Company for Engineering and Consulting (GCEC) has awarded Malaysia's SMHB Sdn Bhd the contract to design and review waste water treatment plants in the cities of Damascus, Homs, Lattakia and Aleppo with a total treatment capacity for a population of two million.

10-01-2005

The Ministry of Petroleum has awarded Tunisia’s Hedi Bouchamaoui Sons (HBS) International Ltd a USD 14 million Exploration and Production contract on Block 22 in the Raqqa Governorate, in the northeast of the country.

 

10-01-2005

Syria’s income from tourism is estimated to have reached USD 1.85 billion in 2004, an annual 31% rise from 2003 (USD 1.414 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism.

10-01-2005
Menajet, a low-cost air carrier has launched twice-weekly flights from Beirut to Aleppo.
10-01-2005
Bank of Syria and Overseas’ (BSO) total deposits stand at SYP 4 billion (USD 76.92 million), according to George Sayegh, general manager of the Bank, who was talking to al-Thawra.
10-01-2005
The SME fund financed by the European Investment Bank and launched last September has received 115 loan applications from Syrian investors as at the end of last year, according to Nizar Ibrahim, head of the unit managing the fund.
01-12-2004
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing an international conference next April to attract more investments in the Syrian tourism sector.
01-11-2004
The Syrian Ministry of Transport (MOT) has asked developers to submit offers to build road projects on a BOT (Build Operate Transfer) basis for the first time in Syria.
01-10-2004
Syria is to set-up five relays of its Euro Info Correspondence Centre (EICC).
01-08-2004
A Federation of Chambers of Industry is to be created following the passing of a Presidential decree in that sense on 20 July 2004.
01-08-2004

The Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, inaugurated on July 17 the launch of the first stage of the fourth project to supply the northern city of Aleppo with 225 thousand cubic meters of clean water per day from the Euphrates River.

01-07-2004
The historic visit of the Syrian President aims at bolstering ties between the two countries following the US sanctions.
01-07-2004
The launch of SHERN is part of the development of the Syrian higher education sector that is now also encompassing state universities.
01-07-2004
The project is an investment from the Saudi Binladin group and symbolizes the rising interest of Gulf investors in the Syrian tourism industry.
01-07-2004
The Minister of Tourism, Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a has announced that his ministry is planning to open regional tourism offices abroad.
01-07-2004
Aleppo's airport is expected to increase significantly its traffic after a number of new airliners, particularly from the Gulf countries, have announced the opening of new routes towards that city.
01-06-2004
In case any doubts still remained, the Syrian authorities have made sure that their new position towards the future role and size of the public sector is now clear.
01-06-2004
Following the announcement of the implementation of the provisions of The Syria Accountability Act by the American President, the US Treasury announced the same day that it was designating the Commercial Bank of Syria a "Financial Institution of P...
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.