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01-08-2004
Demand for cement is on the rise. With production stagnating, imports are rising.
01-07-2004
Aleppo's airport is expected to increase significantly its traffic after a number of new airliners, particularly from the Gulf countries, have announced the opening of new routes towards that city.
01-07-2004

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

07-06-2004
Egypt and Jordan have inaugurated the completion of the gas pipeline linking their two countries and that will eventually supply Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey with Egyptian gas.
01-06-2004
Arrivals of tourists and visitors to Syria have continued to rise in the first quarter of this year according to the Syrian ministry of tourism.
03-05-2004

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Jazeera TV on May 03, 2004.

01-05-2004
Syria and Turkey are moving ever closer towards the setting up of a Free Trade Area between them.
01-03-2004

On 9 February, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Syrian President al-Assad laid the foundation stone for the long-delayed Al-Wahda (or Unity) Dam project on the Yarmouk River.

01-02-2004
The Heads of Government of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt signed in Amman on 25 January an agreement to build the second phase of the Arab Gas pipeline that will ultimately link their four countries.
01-02-2004
According to Zone News, an Arabic language portal, 50 foreign banks have forwarded applications to open a branch in Syria.
01-02-2004
Syria's foreign trade recorded a positive balance of SYP 28.82 billion (USD 554 million) in the first nine months of 2003.
01-02-2004
For the second year in a row, Syria's tourist arrivals figure has crossed the 2-million mark.
29-01-2004

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on January 29, 2004.

01-01-2004

Dureid Dergham has replaced Tarek Sarraj as the new Director-General of the Commercial Bank of Syria.

01-01-2004
Lufthansa, the German air carrier, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syrian Arab Airlines (Syrianair) to conduct an assessment of the current state of the national air carrier and of the Syrian civil aviation sector in general.
01-12-2003
For the first time since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the passenger train service between Aleppo and Mossul (northern Iraq) resumed its services on 21 November.
07-11-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Hayat on November 07, 2003.

01-08-2003

The importance for Syria to develop its economic and business ties with Turkey has grown following the temporary closure of the Iraqi market for Syrian businessmen.

01-08-2003
Syria’s economic and business relationship with Turkey has grown in importance after the closure of the Iraqi market to Syrian businessmen.
10-06-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Arabiya TV on June 10, 2003.

26-05-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa on May 26, 2003.

26-05-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa on May 26, 2003.

01-04-2003

Jordan and Syria have officially signed the contract to build Al-Wehdeh dam on the Yarmouk river, with Turkey's Ankara-based Ozaltin Construction Company (OCC).

28-03-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Assafir newspaper on March 28, 2003.

01-03-2003
Following the meeting of the Syrian-Greek Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC), held in Damascus on February 22 and 23, bilateral economic relations between these two politically close countries are expected to receive a boost.
01-02-2003
The visit to Damascus of Turkish State Minister Kursat Tuzmen, at the head of a 200 strong business delegation, provided him with the opportunity to offer Syria several trade boosting propositions.
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...
01-02-2003
According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals crossed the 4 million mark last year, the first time ever, to reach a total of 4.3 million.
13-12-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the British Times on December 13, 2002.

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.
01-11-2002
A year on, the impacts of the September 11 on Syria's tourism figures seem to have been overestimated and not as long-lasting as originally feared.
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.
05-08-2002
According to Anadolu, the Turkish news agency, Akteks Acrylic Thread Industry and Trade Corp is starting production in its newly thread manufacturing plant in Aleppo.
19-06-2002

Syria and Turkey will be discussing cooperation in the irrigation sector during the visit to Damascus of Turkish minister of state, Mustapha Yilmaz.

17-06-2002

Syria's fourth largest dam collapsed on Tuesday 5 June, killing over 22 people, leaving 4,000 homeless and flooding all nearby villages.

02-05-2002
According to Turkey's minister of transport, who was attending the joint Syrian-Turkish transport committee in Damascus, trade between the two neighbouring countries reached USD 745 million in 2001, from USD 545 million in 2000.
11-04-2002
Syria's exports of crude oil have not yet been affected by Iraq's decision to halt its exports in support of the Palestinian resistance uprising, reported al-Quds.
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.
02-03-2002
According to Mohammed Said al Bunni, Syria's ambassador to Turkey, trade between the two countries grew to USD1 billion in 2001.
01-03-2002
A Turkish company is set to invest USD8 million in the construction of a textile plant in Aleppo.
11-02-2002
Syria and Turkey are to sign an agreement to work together to boost tourism in the region.
11-02-2002
Syria and Turkey are to sign an agreement to work together to boost tourism in the region.
03-02-2002

Syria on Friday denied British accusations that it is importing smuggled Iraqi oil in contravention of U.N. sanctions, U.N. diplomats said.

31-01-2002
The Syrian-Iranian joint energy commission held its first meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, January 29.
28-01-2002
The joint commission was set up following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy cooperation signed in June last year by Iran's energy minister and Syria's minister of electricity, reported the Iranian News Agency.
28-01-2002

Syria on Friday denied British accusations that it is importing smuggled Iraqi oil in contravention of U.N. sanctions, U.N. diplomats said.

24-01-2002
Direct flights between Iran and Damascus will soon pass through Iraqi airspace, Behzad Mazaheri, the head of the Iranian civil aviation organisation said.
14-01-2002
According to Hassan Younes, Egypt minister of electricity and energy, his country sold large volumes of electricity to Syria and Jordan.
01-01-2002

In his speech, last December, before the newly-sworn in cabinet, Bashar al Assad felt necessary to mention, among the general policy guidelines he laid down for his government, one specific sector he thought his newly nominated team had to address urgently, the water crisis his country is facing.

31-12-2001
"Syria does not allow any public organism, whatever its motives, to subsidise its exports of cotton yarns" said Shibli Abu Fakher, assistant minister of economy, in an answer to European claims that Syria is flooding the European market with ...