Deir-ez-Zor (453)

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.

24-05-2011

Syria’s Minister of Petroleum has awarded a joint-venture of Total E&P and Petro-Canada an exploration license for Block 3 located in the northeast.

24-05-2011

Syria’s sugar beet crop is estimated at 1.7 million tons, well above projections and last year’s output.

24-05-2011

The Syrian Investment Agency (SIA) said that it had licensed 96 investment applications across the country in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 8.5 percent.

18-05-2011

A Dutch Christian organization, IKV Pax Christi, has called on Royal Dutch Shell to suspend its activities in Syria and organized a demonstration at the company’s annual meeting.

20-04-2011

Nasser al-Kharafi, the Chairman of the Kuwaiti Kharafi Group that has large interests in Syria, died in Egypt on April 17 of a heart attack.

19-04-2011

Trade and manufacturing of packing and packaging materials, paper, bags, cardboard boxes   

17-04-2011

Over the weekend, President Bashar al-Assad addressed the nation for the second time since the beginning of the unrest in mid-March. His speech highlighted the most significant demands of the country's protest movement and came on the heels of another week of turbulence in cities and villages across the country.

04-04-2011

The Saudi Fund for Development will provide USD 100 million to part-finance the construction of 750MW Combined Cycle Plant in Deir-ez-Zor, according to the Ministry of Finance.

29-03-2011

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 1,500)

28-03-2011

Updated March 28th: Since the inception of unrest in Syria on March 15 2011, tensions here have shown few signs of cooling and indeed have been continually stoked by rising fatalities.

22-03-2011

Syria’s sugar beet production in 2011 is expected to fall to 1.25 million tons after the government decided to reduce the planting area.

22-03-2011

Unrests in the Middle East region spread to Syria last week leading to the deaths of at least five civilians and to condemnations from the United Nations, the United States and France.

11-03-2011

Real Estate Development and Investment