Homs (822)

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.