Aleppo (1287)

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.

01-03-2002

Syria's state-run General Organization of Tobacco will be inspected by UK's Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) in order to be awarded an ISO quality certificate, senior Tobacco Corporation officials said.

01-03-2002

A Turkish company is set to invest USD8 million in the construction of a textile plant in Aleppo.

25-02-2002

Air traffic between Britain and Syria is expected to increase after the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries.

04-02-2002

Iraq and Syria agreed on Friday to invest in joint industrial ventures in a further improvement of ties after years of tension, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) said.

04-02-2002

Exports from Syria's free trade areas reached USD 98 million in 2001, according to its Director General, Adnan Suleiman.

04-02-2002

Iraq and Syria agreed on Friday to invest in joint industrial ventures in a further improvement of ties after years of tension, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) said.

28-01-2002

A cooperation agreement to combat desertification was recently signed by the ESCWA and two Syria-based international institutions.

21-01-2002

On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.

18-01-2002

On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.

01-01-2002

In his speech, last December, before the newly-sworn in cabinet, Bashar al Assad felt necessary to mention, among the general policy guidelines he laid down for his government, one specific sector he thought his newly nominated team had to address urgently, the water crisis his country is facing.

31-12-2001

Starting January 1, Electricite du Liban (EDL), the Lebanese electric authority, will reduce its supply of electricity to 16 hours a day in the whole country, excluding the Greater Beirut area.

24-12-2001

Asea Brown Boveri Ltd , the Indian unit of Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB, said on Wednesday it had received an order worth around 800 million rupees ($16.65 million) to supply three substations to Syria.

24-12-2001

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.

17-12-2001

The Kuwaiti Al Kharafi company has started the building of the motorway that will link the coastal city of Lattakia to the town of Ariha, and from there to Aleppo.

26-11-2001

The Iraqi general railways company announced it was starting a weekly scheduled link between Baghdad and Aleppo starting from December 4th, said Al Mustaqbal.

19-11-2001

In its latest meeting, the Investment Higher Council gave the go ahead to over 102 projects for a total amount of SYP26.6bn (US$532 million), reported Al-Baath.

12-11-2001

In an interview to Teshreen, Dr Adnan Suleiman, head of the Free trade zone authority, said that the scope of work of the zones is to be expanded.

12-11-2001

By the end of September, sales of the free markets authority reached US$20 million, reported Al Sharq al Awsat. Kamal al Faqir, head of the authority, said that free markets are present in Damascus as well as Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous.

05-11-2001

The Syrian Minister of Interior issued an order banning three prominent traders to enter Iraq, reported Al Hayat.