Homs (836)

01-04-2004
The transport sector continues to witness significant investments. Air traffic is set to increase with new airports and growing capacity.
01-01-2004
A new NGO, MAWRED has launched Syria's first business incubator dedicated to Syrian business women.
01-12-2003

Foreign and local investors are going to build and operate the first private-sector sugar refinery in Syria.

01-12-2003
The Prime Minister has named new heads for the General Organisation for Sugar (GOFS) and the General Organisation for Textile Industries (GOTI).
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

Syria's Ministry of Oil is planning to establish a polyethylene plant and soda caustic unit, affiliated to the Homs Refinery Company as a first step in the launch of a local petrochemical industry.

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.
01-08-2003

Syria's General Organization for Sugar (GOFS) has awarded a USD 71.4 million contract to Egypt's Sugar and Integrated Industries Company (SIIC) for the development and expansion of the Al-Ghab Sugar Company (AGSC).

01-07-2003
The oil sector continues to make the headlines again as the award of two oil exploration contracts have been announced in the past month.
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.
01-05-2003
Besides the discussions on the reform of Investment law N°10 which have been going on for several months now, the Syrian government has also been working on the set-up of new Hi-Tech economic areas.
01-04-2003
Syria is to invest in its first major float glass factory in a joint-venture with an Iranian company.
01-03-2003
After the award by Lebanon, of the contract to build the Lebanon side of the Syrian-Lebanese gas pipeline, Syria is expected to start pumping gas to its neighbour before the end of the year.
01-02-2003
The upgrading and expansion of Homs refinery, the country's largest crude oil refinery, is expected to cost an estimated USD590 million, according to Ahmed Hammoud, Director-General.
01-02-2003
The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, issued a decree on February 4, establishing the Syrian Gas Company (SGC).
01-02-2003
Syria's Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has awarded a USD35 million contract for the construction of six new high-voltage power substations to ABB India, the Indian affiliate of Asea Brown Boveri, one of the lar...
01-01-2003
Syria held in mid-December the largest oil and gas seminar it has organised in years.
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.

01-01-2003
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
01-12-2002
Ibrahim Haddad, Syria's minister of oil and mineral resources, was early November in Cyprus to push forward Syria's bid to supply Cyprus with its energy needs.
05-11-2002
The Syrian General Company for Phosphate and Mines has so far this year exported 1.5 million tons of phosphate worth 1.38 billion Syrian pounds (US$208 million), reported Zawya.
12-08-2002
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
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).

19-04-2002
The Homs Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chamber of Commerce of Kirkouk (Iraq).
29-03-2002
The feasibility study for the building of a new pipeline carrying Iraqi oil through Syria has been completed, said Ibrahim Haddad, Syria's Minister of oil and mineral resources.
25-03-2002
According to Teshreen, the capacity of Banias oil refinery will be raised to 9 million tons a year from the current 6 million within the five coming years.
22-03-2002
The Syrian government is currently negotiating with the European Investment Bank to expand the country's refining capacity.
07-03-2002
The first details on the requirements set by the Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE) to license ISP operators and Internet cafes have been revealed.
04-03-2002
Access to the world wide web in Syria will soon be free of installation and subscription charges, said Mohammed al Munjid, communication minister.
21-01-2002
The Syrian government is planning to build a new oil refinery in the eastern province of Deir el-Zor.
14-01-2002
Syria and Lebanon plan to unify customs tariffs in three to five years, on all goods imported from abroad, thus establishing a free trade zone, said the secretary general of the Syrian-Lebanese higher council, Nasri Khuri, in an interview to Teshreen.
07-01-2002
Syria produced 2.043 million tons of phosphate in 2001, exceeding the planned production by around 300,000 tons.