Lattakia (684)

01-07-2003
Besides the on-going negotiations to reform the public industrial sector, other state-owned companies are trying to reform their managerial methods in order to adapt to their increasingly market-oriented business environment.
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.
01-04-2003

Financing is one of the major hurdles Syrian entrepreneurs face in developing and expanding their businesses. The lack of a sound, modern and efficient banking sector is clearly to blame for that.

01-04-2003
Besides its political message, the reported simultaneous destruction by the US and British air forces of the Iraqi-Syrian oil pipeline, of parts of a railway link between the two countries as well as of the Syrian Trade Centre in Baghdad is more than a...
01-02-2003
Over 13 millions tons have been handled by Syria's two ports of Tartous and Lattakia in 2002, a record level.
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.

01-12-2002

Adnan Suleiman, the Director-General of Syria's free zones organization (GOFZ), announced new expanding figures for the activity of the countries six free trade areas (FTA).

01-11-2002
The Commercial Bank of Syria (CBS), the leading commercial bank in the country, announced the opening of 6 additional branches in the country in all of Tartous port, Lattakia port, Banias, Safita, Mayadin and al-Tell (Damascus countryside).
01-11-2002
The first half of the year has seen a growth of 13.6 percent in passenger traffic at Syria's five airports (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Deir-ez-Zor, Qamishli) in comparison with the same period of last year, to reach a total of 1.2 million passengers.
09-09-2002
The Syrian President has signed into decree a law establishing two new free trade zones in the eastern part of the country.
26-08-2002
Sweden's Scania, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and engines, has announced that its sales in Syria are set to reach record heights this year, with over 100 trucks already sold in the first eight month of the year.
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).

29-07-2002
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
22-05-2002
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
20-05-2002
The joint transport company has seen its prospects improve with a reduction of its losses by around 25 percent last year and with profits expected for this year.
24-04-2002
Lattakia's state-owned spinning company exported USD43 million worth of cotton yarns last year, said Teshreen.
22-03-2002
The Director General of the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA), Hussein Mahfouz, announced that the authority recently purchased three radar systems valued at USD50 million.
10-03-2002
According to Makram Obeid, Minister of Transport, expansion works are currently carried out at Damascus International Airport to increase its capacity to five million passengers a year.
01-03-2002
Syria's state-run General Organization of Tobacco will be inspected by UK's Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) in order to be awarded an ISO quality certificate, senior Tobacco Corporation officials said.
20-02-2002
The Syrian government has set aside USD34 million for the rehabilitation of port of Tartous.
04-02-2002
A delegation from Japan's Bank for International Cooperation will be visiting Damascus this month to finalize the legal aspects of Japan's USD70 million financing of Lattakia's port extension.
04-02-2002
Exports from Syria's free trade areas reached USD 98 million in 2001, according to its Director General, Adnan Suleiman.
04-02-2002
A delegation from Japan's Bank for International Cooperation will be visiting Damascus this month to finalize the legal aspects of Japan's USD70 million financing of Lattakia's port extension.
21-01-2002
Tartous port saw an increase in activity of 47% in Tonnage and 108% in income between 1995 and 2001.
17-12-2001
The Kuwaiti Al Kharafi company has started the building of the motorway that will link the coastal city of Lattakia to the town of Ariha, and from there to Aleppo.
13-12-2001
In a meeting with a European Union representative, the Syrian Minister of Economy, Mohammad el-Imadi, assured that Syria was not subsidising its exporters of clothing and apparels and that it was not dumping the export price of cotton yarns.
03-12-2001
In a meeting with a European Union representative, the Syrian Minister of Economy, Mohammad el-Imadi, assured that Syria was not subsidising its exporters of clothing and apparels and that it was not dumping the export price of cotton yarns.
26-11-2001
Tartous city council signed a preliminary agreement with a British company for the building of a new US$42 million tourist resort, said Teshreen.
26-11-2001
In an interview to Teshreen, Makram Obeid, the Syrian transport minister said that Syrianair, the national airline, should see its carriers' flying time increase from 7 hours to 10 hours per day, before planning to buy any additional plane.
12-11-2001
In an interview to Teshreen, Dr Adnan Suleiman, head of the Free trade zone authority, said that the scope of work of the zones is to be expanded.
12-11-2001
By the end of September, sales of the free markets authority reached US$20 million, reported Al Sharq al Awsat. Kamal al Faqir, head of the authority, said that free markets are present in Damascus as well as Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous.