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The Syrian Government inaugurated last week a new flourmill that will reduce the country’s dependency on imports.


Syrian homeowners seeking to rebuild their destroyed property will be exempted from the building license fee following a Law passed today, although many will not benefit from the measure.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2249 (2015) adopted on November 20, 2015, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress the terrorist acts of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.


Set-up and management of various types of educational establishments


The Syrian pound has continued its relentless decline as the dollar crossed the 360-pound level and the Euro climbed above 400 pounds this week.


An update by the Ministry of Petroleum has confirmed the dire situation of the Syrian oil and gas industry.


Statement published by the National Coalition and the main armed groups of the opposition rejecting the process presented by UN Envoy Staffan De Mistura.

Joint Press release
Syrian Coalition
Political Committee
October 03, 2015


Production of herbal pharmaceutical products, food supplements


A week after it effectively cut the Homs motorway, an opposition group has announced free passage for civilians during day hours.


Syria’s ministry of electricity has provided a breakdown of its turbines that are at a standstill because of the lack of fuel to feed them.


Fighting between rebels and regime forces has led to the closure of the highway connecting Damascus with most of Syria.


The municipality of Homs has approved the master plan for the reconstruction of the Baba Amro neighbourhood, a symbolic centre of Syria’s uprising until it was crushed by regime forces in 2012.


In New-York, on 27 August 2015, Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, delivered the following statement to the Security Council.


Real estate development projects


The Syrian Government has issued a tender for the construction of a new power plant while its army reportedly destroys another, the first to be entirely destroyed since the beginning of the uprising more than four years ago.


Syria’s production of oil, gas and phosphate remained mostly stable in the second quarter of this year, according to official data, in spite of the loss of various fields and mines to ISIS last Spring.


Syria’s electricity production is largely at a standstill following an attack on the country’s main gas pipeline, leading to long hours of power cuts in Damascus and other parts of the country.


The Syrian Investment Agency, a body licensing and regulating mostly large investments in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, gave the go ahead to 33 projects in the first half of 2015.


The Syrian authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.


Import and export of various products


Syria continues to import crude oil from Iran at a regular pace, data from the International Energy Agency show.


After declining last year, Syria’s almond production, which is among the world’s five largest, is expected to pick up in 2015, according to a government official, although it will remain well below its historical averages.


The fighting between government forces and ISIS in the area of Palmyra is continuing to disrupt oil and gas production and distribution.


Al-Baraka Bank Syria, an Islamic lender, opened on May 28 a branch in Tartous, the bank’s second in less than six months in the coastal area.


Syrian manufacturers who relocated abroad are banned from exporting their products back to Syria, according to Humam Al-Jazairi, the Minister of Economy.


Syria has issued a tender inviting international companies to use spare capacity at its two refineries in Homs and Banias.


Production in Syria’s most important gas fields is unaffected by the recent onslaught of ISIS on Palmyra, the Syrian Minister of Oil said.


Manufacturing of cardboard, carton boxes, napkins, towels, glass, and plastic floors and ceilings.


The Syrian government lost today control of two important gas fields near Palmyra, according to a monitoring group.


Syria has issued the second tender within a week for the construction of a wind power park as funding constraints give a comparative advantage to Iranian companies.


Issam Anbouba, a prominent Syrian businessman, has seen his appeal to lift the sanctions imposed on him by the European Council rejected.


Syria’s production of crude oil averaged 9,500 barrels a day in the first quarter of this year, according to official data.


The state electricity utility has issued a tender for the construction of a wind power park


Trading and manufacturing


Production and trade of dairy products


The European Union has blacklisted several new Syria-related companies and individuals, including two Iran-related businessmen and another involved last year in the negotiations to release abducted nuns as well as in dealings between the regime and ISIS.


Hundreds of historical sites in Syria have been damaged during the conflict, according to a Government official, a fifth of which are in Aleppo.


The number of companies registered in Syria by the end of last year was slightly above 500,000 according to data from the Ministry of Economy.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2199 (2015) adopted on February 12, 2015, requiring Member States to take steps to prevent terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria from benefiting from trade in oil, antiquities and hostages, and from receiving donations.


Al-Ahliah Transport, a listed passenger transport company, has reported an increase in sales and profits last year.


Syria’s oil output continued to decline last year as production now stands at some 2.5 percent of its pre-uprising level.


Syria expects its production and export of olives and olive oil, a major crop in the country, to increase again this year.


The Syrian Company for Grapes Processing, a state entity producing alcoholic drinks, has reported a lacklustre sales performance in 2014.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Foreign Affairs magazine on January 26, 2015.


A Russian company is starting works on a 600-ton flourmill near the town of TalKalakh.


The Syrian government has established a university in Tartous, the seventh such institution to be established in the country.


The Syrian government has liberalised the price of gas oil for one additional category of users, creating more confusion in the market.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Paris Match magazine on December 04, 2014.