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05-02-2007

Ten new blocks will be offered for concession in the coming two months according to the Syrian Minister of Petroleum

15-01-2007

Sysacco, Syria’s first caustic soda and hydrochloric acid manufacturing company will start production next May, according to its general manager, Ourwa Sabbagh.

11-12-2006
IPR Energy, has started drilling works on Block 24, in the eastern region of Syria.
20-11-2006

Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are in the first stages of reviving the old Hijaz railway line after the signature of an agreement between a Syrian-based company, Balkees Real Estate, Industrial and Commercial Investment Company, and the Hijaz Railways ...

16-10-2006

Shell’s new investment in Syria is part of a long-term strategy says Campbell Keir, General Manager of Shell Syria, following the signing of two production sharing contracts with the Ministry of Oil

16-10-2006

Syriatel has purchased a stake in Yemen’s third GSM operator, UNITEL.

03-10-2006

The Higher Education Council has approved the opening of new departments at Syrian state universities and faculties starting from 2006.

26-06-2006

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Hayat on June 26, 2006.

03-06-2006
Syrian exports of textile products to the European Union fell sharply in 2005.
03-06-2006

Petro-Canada is taking over Marathon Oil’s share over its contract to develop gas fields in the region of Palmyra according to diplomatic sources in Damascus.

17-02-2006

Himalaya Energy (Syria) B.V. is the new Amsterdam-registered 50:50 Joint Venture Company that acquired the entire shares of Petro-Canada in Al Furat Petroleum Company.

03-02-2006

The United States has voiced strong opposition to India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) purchase of the stake of Petro-Canada in Al Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC).

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

The leading oil companies of China and India have finally agreed to jointly acquire a Canadian firm's petroleum interests in Syria in their first collaborative venture.

05-01-2006
Syria's Transport Ministry signed a contract with the Chinese Zijan Timis Company whereby 600 buses will be imported to the country.
28-12-2005

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Turkish TV on December 28, 2005.

12-12-2005

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV on December 12, 2005.

01-12-2005

Petro-Canada is expected to finalize the sale of its stake in Al-Furat Petroleum Company (AFPC), after reports have emerged that a number of companies are finalizing their bids.

 

01-11-2005
Saudi and Syrian investors announced plans to build a USD 32.7 millions petrochemical plant in Syria to manufacture Caustic Soda and chloride. The new plant will be named the Saudi-Syrian Petrochemical Company and will be located in Aleppo (North West ...
15-10-2005

A State-owned Chinese company agreed with Farzat, a Syrian construction company to build a black cement factory in Adra near Damascus.

02-05-2005
Arrangement for the establishment of a Chinese business city in the free zone in Adra, north Damascus were finalised during the visit of a delegation of Chinese businessmen and women to Syria, Sheikh Hashel Bin Zayed al-Mubarak, who is supervising the ...
02-05-2005

The first Syrian Tourism Investment Market set out a range of incentives for foreign investors to spend money developing tourism in the country. The Syria Report highlights the key issues at stake.

02-05-2005
Exports have stagnated in the last few years, although, according to most analysts the Syrian production is competitive both in terms of quality and price. Marketing remains weak and product diversification limited.
15-04-2005
The Syria Report is publishing, with support from the Syrian European Business Centre, a special report on Syria's textile industry, Textile in Syria 2005.
05-03-2005

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Parliament on March 05, 2005.

01-08-2004
Fields redevelopment works are yielding positive results. Long-term prospects for the Syrian oil industry, however, are a source of debate.
01-07-2004
The historic visit of the Syrian President aims at bolstering ties between the two countries following the US sanctions.
21-06-2004

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with China People’s Daily on June 21, 2004.

01-05-2004

More than ten years following the beginning of the works, Syrian Prime Minister, Naji al-Otri inaugurated on April 22, the Teshreen Dam built on the Euphrates River close to the city of Manbej (Aleppo Governorate).

01-02-2004
The Ministry of Petroleum has announced a new round of bidding for the development of oil and gas fields. Meanwhile, two contracts with foreign oil companies were finalised this month.
01-11-2003
Syria was elected Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) for the coming two years, during the WTO's 15th General Assembly meeting held in October in China.
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.

01-05-2003
The Tanganyika Oil Company (TOC), which was recently awarded, through its affiliate Dublin Oil, the redevelopment contract of the Oud block, in the northeastern part of the country, is finalising its agreement with the Syrian Petroleum Company.
01-03-2003
The Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC) has finalised a production-sharing deal with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the development of the Kebibe field in the north-eastern part of the country.
01-02-2003
On January 11, Haddad announced the award of five new oil exploration rights licenses.
01-01-2003
The Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE), the monopolistic fixed telephone network operator, has recorded profits of SYP7 billion (USD134 million) in 2002, according to Bashir al-Munajid, Minister of Communications.
01-01-2003
Syria held in mid-December the largest oil and gas seminar it has organised in years.
01-12-2002
Al Sham, one the largest shipping companies in Syria, announced the launch of its second multipurpose container (MPC) vessel, Ramitha, during the meeting of its newly elected Board of Directors on November 16.
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.
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.
15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Bashar Al-Assad at the 9th Conference of the Regional Command of the Baath Party on June 21, 2000.