Deir-ez-Zor (466)

25-03-2012

A bomb blast hit on Saturday a gas pipeline near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor leading to the leakage of 700,000 cubic meters of gas.

20-03-2012

The Central Bureau of Statistics said that Syria’s unemployment rate had risen to 14.9 percent last year, a figure that differs from higher estimates by the Minister of Labour but that is still some 60 percent above the 2010 figure.

11-03-2012

The Syrian Government has reportedly decided to allocate a percentage of the revenues of oil companies to the development of the Governorates in which these companies are located, the first time this type of measure is adopted in Syria.

01-03-2012

Syria’s winter season has been rainy and cold with rainfalls already above annual averages in many parts of the country.

23-02-2012

Updated February 23: The number of vehicles on Syrian roads rose 7.88 percent to 2.21 million last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

13-02-2012

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the high school end-of-year exams as students in many areas of the country continue to have difficulties to access their schools because of the unrest.

01-02-2012

The attacks on Syria’s railway network in the last few months cost the Syrian Railways Organisation, the country’s rail transporter, an estimated SYP 1.7 billion, George Muqaabari, the head of the company, said.

30-01-2012

A bomb blast targeted this morning a 24” gas pipeline supplying the power plant of Banias, according to the Syrian news agency, SANA.

30-01-2012

The European Union and Canada have expanded the blacklists of Syrian individuals and entities they are sanctioning on the back of the handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular uprising gripping the country.

23-01-2012

The Syrian Government has announced the formal launch of a scheme to build 50,000 low cost housing units across the country in a bid to supply affordable housing for the population.

19-01-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 300)

18-01-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency halved in 2011 compared to the previous year, although in terms of value the figures are surprisingly stable.

26-12-2011

Syria’s Cotton Marketing Organisation has bought a total of 638,000 tons of seed cotton from this year’s crop, according to its Director General, Nazir Lababidi.

06-12-2011

Total of France has stopped oil production in Syria in compliance with recent EU sanctions as a growing number of international companies operating in the country are considering taking similar steps.

04-12-2011

Royal Dutch Shell is pulling out of Syria after the European Union sanctioned Al-Furat Petroleum Company, the joint-venture firm through which the Dutch company is extracting oil in the country.

23-11-2011

A state-owned sugar company is seeking bidders for the EPC of a waste water treatment plant.

21-11-2011

Updated November 21: Syria has awarded a EUR 19 million contract to France’s Alstom to build ten power transformers across the country, according to Al-Thawra, a local daily.

16-11-2011

Total of France has become the latest oil company operating in Syria to acknowledge that it had stopped receiving payments from the Syrian Government for its crude exports.

27-10-2011

The Syrian Government has approved plans to build a 1 million ton urea phosphate plant in the east of the country, although once more financing constraints may delay the project.

24-10-2011

The Syrian Railways Organisation is expecting to finish next year works on a rail track between the cities of Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Bou Kamal that will link the Iraqi and Syrian networks.

23-10-2011

The Syrian President has named two new governors, Yasser Al-Shoufi and Hussein Makhlouf, for the Governorates of Idlib and Rural Damascus, according to SANA.

16-10-2011

Only half of Syria’s high school graduates found their way to the country’s higher education system this year, according to the Ministry of Higher Education.

28-08-2011

Syria’s jobless population reached 468,009 in 2010, or an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent out of a total labour force of 5.11 million, according to a survey by the Syrian government.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

22-08-2011

Last week, the United States imposed new economic sanctions on Syria and a ban on all US imports of Syrian crude oil, measures that are gradually increasing the heat on the country’s economy.

15-08-2011

Six new university faculties were established by Presidential decree last week, all of them located in some of the least developed areas of the country.

15-08-2011

The Syrian President has named a new head for the Aleppo Governorate, the sixth nomination of a new Governor since the beginning of the political crisis currently engulfing Syria.

08-08-2011

Italy and Saudi Arabia have announced that they are recalling their ambassadors to Damascus in protest against handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular revolt gripping the country.

01-08-2011

The financial disclosures for the first half of this year by Syria’s largest private sector commercial banks confirm the depth of the country's current economic crisis.

01-08-2011

The momentum of the Syrian uprising continues to grow as protestors on Friday July 29 again exceeded 1 million across the country. The death toll from the day remains unclear, with most estimates suggesting some 23 were killed. The start of the week ushered in a new political parties law as well as a draft law on elections. Nevertheless, tensions are mounting as Monday August 1 brings the start of Ramadan, during which daily mass protests are expected.

27-07-2011

The Ministry of Local Administration has announced that it is scrapping penalties levied on investors in the country’s industrial cities.

25-07-2011

The Deir-ez-Zor Chamber of Commerce and Industry has blamed the government’s security services for the “unjustified use of arms and the brutal crackdown on protesters” in one of many signs of growing unease in the business community over the mishandling by the authorities of the revolt gripping the country.

18-07-2011

The Syrian government is seeking a consultancy to prepare the contracting documents for the building of a new passenger terminal at Damascus International Airport.

17-07-2011

Korea’s LS Industrial Systems has begun supplying ten substations across six locations in Syria on an EPC basis.

17-07-2011

Iran’s Tosee Siloha is to build four new grain silos in Syria at a cost of SYP 6 billion, according to the Director General of the General Company for Silos, AbdulLatif Al-Amin.

04-07-2011

Yesterday Cham Holding, Syria’s largest corporation, elected an entirely new board of directors. However, the company did not elect a new chairman. The move comes only a few weeks after the company, along with its previous chairman, was put under sanctions by the United States.

03-07-2011

PEEGT has re-issued a tender for the provision of consultancy services to supervise the construction of a 724 MW CCP plant in Deir-ez-Zor.

26-06-2011

The Syrian President issued last week a decree establishing two new faculties of science to be located in the southern Governorates of Daraa and Quneitra.

15-06-2011

Manufacturing of ready mixed concrete and all related products (pipes, columns,  concrete  insulation panels and prefabricated concrete works) 

14-06-2011

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority is seeking bids for a baggage handling system in Damascus International Airport.

13-06-2011

Works on the 724MW Deir-ez-Zor CCP plant will start in August, the Minister of Electricity said.

13-06-2011

Only a week after it announced it was stopping production at its Deir-ez-Zor plant, Vimpex, a paper trading and manufacturing concern owned by prominent businessman Nabil Kuzbari, said that it was resuming operations following a request from the workers at the plant.

06-06-2011

Vimpex, a paper trading and manufacturing company owned by prominent businessman Nabil Kuzbari, has stopped production at its paper plant located in Deir-ez-Zor.

31-05-2011

The General Company for Hydro Projects (GCHP) has issued a tender for the design of a pumping station on the Euphrates River and the supply of its mechanical and electric equipment.

30-05-2011

An estimated 12 people died in unrest on Friday May 27, while harsh criticisms and strong calls for reform from neighboring Turkey have yet to hold sway with the Syrian government, and the international community continues in its struggle to come to a firm consensus on the most appropriate response to the turmoil in Syria.