Lattakia (703)

13-10-2014

General trading

06-10-2014

Traffic at Syria’s two commercial ports has remained relatively stable in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period of last year, official data show.

22-09-2014

Wheat imports to Syria in the first eight months of this year have been robust, data from a Government official show.

15-09-2014

Cham Wings, a private charter airline, is planning to resume operations in the next few days, betting on high demand for domestic flights, as roads remain insecure.

01-09-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.

25-08-2014

A Russian company is planning to expand its investment in the tourism sector in Syria’s coastal area.

18-08-2014

Contrary to Lattakia’s Port, Syria’s other commercial port, the Port of Tartous witnessed a decline in the volume of cargo handled in the first half of this year.

28-07-2014

The number of containers handled at the Lattakia Port in the first half of this year increased 30 percent compared to the same period of last year, confirming an improvement in trading activity.

21-07-2014

One of Syria’s state-owned press groups is reportedly planning to issue a daily newspaper to cover Tartous local news.

14-07-2014

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of this year was equivalent to its level of 2012, confirming the relative increase in private sector investments in some parts of the country.

07-07-2014

Syria’s olive production, a major bread earner in various parts of the country, will be declining this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

07-07-2014

The Syrian Government is opening six new university faculties in various “safe areas” of the country.

30-06-2014

Syrianair has announced that its safety accreditation has been renewed by IATA.

16-06-2014

Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s former Deputy Prime Minister, provided an estimate for the economic cost of Syria’s reconstruction during a business forum in which many of Syria’s old business faces reappeared.

09-06-2014

Since the beginning of the year, the Syrian Investment Agency has licensed an average of five new projects every months, almost exclusively in the so-called “safe areas” of the country.

26-05-2014

Two new industrial areas to accommodate manufacturing investments have been established in the coastal city of Lattakia by the Ministry of Local Administration.

19-05-2014

A Presidential decree has established a new public sector university in the central province of Hama.

12-05-2014

A local media says that hundreds of lawsuits are being brought against activists based on posts published on Facebook, a claim that may be true but may also be a means of frightening Facebook users and of pressuring them into self-censorship.

05-05-2014

More than 80 percent of hotels located in Homs are out of service, according to a Government official.

05-05-2014

Import of tobacco and tobacco products

28-04-2014

The Ministry of Tourism is organising on May a conference to attract local investors interested in small and medium-sized projects.

13-04-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it licensed a number of new investments in the first quarter of this year.

08-04-2014

The airport of Qamishli in Syria’s northeast continues to witness relatively strong traffic, as the country’s roads remain insecure.

24-02-2014

Syria’s tobacco organisation, a traditionally important contributor to the Treasury, announced a decline in cigarette production volumes last year as several plants stopped production.

24-02-2014

In safe areas across the country, several new pharmaceutical plants are being established, including one by the brother of the Syrian first lady.

18-02-2014

Trading and contracting

27-01-2014

Inflation data for the month of June 2013, which were released only now by the Syrian government, confirm the surge in retail prices across all product segments.

20-01-2014

Trading and manufacturing of plastic goods

20-01-2014

Container traffic declined by almost half last year at the Lattakia Port over falling business activity.

13-01-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed last year 49 projects, most of which are located in safe areas of the country.

06-01-2014

The production of Portland cement by Syrian state plants continues to be well below planned levels.

06-01-2014

CMA-CGM is negotiating with the Syrian authorities to manage the container terminal of the Tartous Port as the owner of the global shipping company is fined by a Syrian court over a business dispute, according to press reports.

23-12-2013

Syria’s higher education institutions have suffered losses of around 5 billion pounds since the beginning of the uprising, according to the Minister of Higher Education.

23-12-2013

Real estate prices remain high in the coastal area where a growing number of Syrians find refuge.

09-12-2013

Two new hospitality resorts are being established in Tartous and Lattakia, as the coastal area remains the only part of Syria to witness some form of limited investment.

02-12-2013

Almost 50 percent of all Syrian companies are located in the governorates of Aleppo, Damascus and Damascus Countryside, records from the Ministry of Economy show.

18-11-2013

Two new university faculties will be established in the coastal town of Tartous, raising further the number of government projects established in Syria’s coastal areas in recent months.

18-11-2013

Syrianair has suspended all its flights to Egypt, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority has announced.

11-11-2013

Data from the Syrian Investment Agency, and other anecdotal evidence, indicate that there has been an increase in recent weeks in the number of investment projects established in the coastal area.

28-10-2013

The Port of Lattakia witnessed a dramatic decline in containers handled in the first nine months of this year.

07-10-2013

Syrian officials have laid the foundation stone and inaugurated three projects in the Lattakia province, including two in the town of Qardaha, for a total value of over SYP 1.1 billion.

07-10-2013

The freight volume in Tartous Port stood at 4.6 million tons in the first three quarters of this year, according to Ghazwan KheirBeik, the port’s general manager.

01-10-2013
30-09-2013

The US dollar has lost some 15 percent of its value relative to the Syrian Pound in the last two days as the Syrian currency gained strength following the UN resolution on Syria’s chemical stocks, which was seen as a victory for the Syrian authorities.

16-09-2013

Freight and other maritime services

26-08-2013

Syria’s citrus fruits production is expected to be on target this year as it will be little affected by the violence gripping the country.

22-07-2013

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed only twelve investment projects in the first half of this year.

01-07-2013

Shipping services