Deir-ez-Zor (453)

03-08-2006
The Investment Bureau gave its nod to 212 investment projects in the first half of this year.
07-07-2006
A new university based in the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor has been established following a Presidential decree in that sense.
18-05-2006

A German company is expected to be the first private sector operator in the Syrian electricity field after four decades of state monopoly.

18-05-2006

The Government approved on May 2 the set-up of the "Eastern Region Development council", which will have the task to coordinate development programs in the three eastern provinces of Hassakeh, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor.

03-05-2006

Syria has increased its cotton ginning capacity after the inauguration of a new ginning plant in Deir-ez-Zor with an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes.

03-04-2006

IFAD is providing a new concessionary loan of USD 13 million for the development of the rural areas of the north-eastern part of the country.

18-03-2006

Iberinco, a subsidiary of Spain’s Iberdrola has won the EUR 430 million contract to build a 760-MW combined cycle power plant in Deir-ez-Zor.

05-03-2006
3 million passengers used Syrian airports in 2005, according to preliminary figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation published in al-Thawra.
17-02-2006

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) is providing Syria a loan of USD 100 million to part-finance the building of a 750-MW combined cycle power plant in the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor.

17-02-2006

The General Establishment of Cereals Trade and Processing (also known as Hoboob) is investing SYP 2.4 billion (USD 45 million) in the building of 21 new silos throughout the country.

03-02-2006

The Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources has received 23 bids from thirteen different companies for exploration works on the nine blocks offered for tender in the round held last December in Damascus.

17-01-2006

Syria is planning to double its oil refining capacity in the coming five years and switch its exports towards refined products, according to Ibrahim Haddad, Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources.

05-01-2006
Syria has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Russian company for the construction of a USD 2.7 billion refinery and petrochemical plant in Deir-ez-Zor.
01-12-2005
The Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP) is granting a EUR 200 million loan for the construction of the Deir-ez-Zor Power Plant in Syria.
01-12-2005

France’s Total has denied that it was currently holding discussions with the Syrian Government for the building of a new refinery.

15-11-2005
The decrease in oil production levels is prompting the Syrian government to open new blocks for drilling to Arab and other foreign companies.
15-11-2005

Syria is engaged in negotiations with French, Chinese and Russian firms for oil projects worth USD 4.4 billion, Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s deputy PM for economic affairs, said during a conference in Manama.

15-10-2005
Trade relations between Syria and India increased by 850 percent over the last eight years according to a communiqué from the Indian embassy in Damascus.
16-07-2005
Petro-Canada, one of the last major foreign stakeholders in Syria’s oil sector, is to sell its 18.7% share of the Al Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC), Syria’s leading national petroleum company, the Syria Report has learned.
16-07-2005
Syria has faced up to the levels of poverty in its country, with the release of a nationwide UNDP report, produced in conjunction with the State Planning Commission, showing that between 2003-2004 almost 2 million individuals, or 11.4% of the populatio...
02-07-2005
The nation wide census conducted last year by the Central Bureau of Statistics has started to yield its first results.
16-06-2005
The International Bank for Trade and Finance (IBTF) has opened its first branch in Aleppo and the second in the country.
03-06-2005
According to the annual report of the Investment Bureau, the Investment Higher Council licensed a total of 759 investment applications for a total paper value of SYP 203.6 billion (around USD 3.85 billion).
03-06-2005
The EU is providing a EUR 18 million loan to Syria under the MEDA programme to ensure better management of the country’s big cities - including developing city properties, attracting private investment, creating jobs and boosting services such as...
16-05-2005

Conoco Phillips has confirmed that it will be withdrawing from Syria after it transfers the gas treatment plant it is operating in the country at the end of the third quarter of this year.

15-04-2005
Exactly one year later than planned, Syria will being to supply Lebanon with gas for the first time in June this year following the completion of the gas pipeline linking the two countries.
02-04-2005
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has received bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 750-MW combined cycle plant at Deir-ez-Zor, according to Middle east Engineering.
02-04-2005
According to a recently released report, the estimated money transfers from Syrian workers in Lebanon stood at USD 1.5-2 billion a year.
09-02-2005
Petro-Canada, Oxy lose major gas deal. State-owned company will run it instead while a new international tender will be issued for the gas treatment plants.
01-12-2004
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing an international conference next April to attract more investments in the Syrian tourism sector.
01-10-2004
Syria's production of crude oil has dropped to below 500,000 barrels of oil a day (b/d) for the first time in over a decade, according to both independent estimates and the Ministry of Oil.
01-07-2004

An important project to divert water from the Euphrates River and to supply water to rural areas was inaugurated this month.

01-06-2004
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT) has released tender documents for the USD350 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a new 750-MW combined cycle power plant at Deir-ez-...
01-04-2004

The pullout of the US company from its lone project in Syria, following pressures from its shareholders, remains however a strong option.

01-04-2004
Long-term commitment of TOTAL in Syria is in doubt after it fails to clinch the last significant development contract in the Syrian oil & gas industry.
01-04-2004
The transport sector continues to witness significant investments. Air traffic is set to increase with new airports and growing capacity.
01-03-2004
The national air carrier has been allowed to offer its services in joint-venture with private sector companies.
01-01-2004
A new NGO, MAWRED has launched Syria's first business incubator dedicated to Syrian business women.
01-12-2003
Beicip Franlab has been selected to carry out the feasibility study for the third crude oil refinery to be based in the eastern part of the country, near the city of Deir-ez-Zor.
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.
01-11-2003

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
The International Finance Corporation, the private-sector financing arm of the World Bank Group is getting ready to extend a loan to Vimpex, an Austrian paper trading and manufacturing company, to finance its investment plans in the Deir-ez-Zor paper f...
01-10-2003
The Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC) has announed the discovery of a new natural gas field in the eastern part of the country, 65 km northwest of the city of Deir-ez-Zor.
01-08-2003
The long term aim is to reduce import of white sugar through the expansion of production capacity. Private investors have been allowed to enter the sector.
01-08-2003
Four ventures have appeared as the front-runners for the award of a contract to develop the largest gas fields in Syria.
01-01-2003
Syria held in mid-December the largest oil and gas seminar it has organised in years.
01-01-2003
The number of Investment projects that have been approved by the Higher Investment Council has sharply risen in 2002, according to Mustafa al-Kifri, head of the Investment Bureau (IB).
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.

01-11-2002
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.
16-09-2002
Syria is to offer for tender the development of a major gas field which is expected to draw up to USD800 million in investments.