Lattakia (684)

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

03-06-2013

The Syrian President has appointed a new governor for the province of Lattakia.

27-05-2013

Occupancy rates at Damascus hotels in 2012 were only a fifth of what they were two years earlier, according to a recently released report.

12-04-2013

The Syrian President has issued a decree establishing a faculty of medicine in the coastal city of Tartous.

12-04-2013

The coastal area is the only remaining part of Syria where some new investment projects are announced, including recently the development of two new tourism properties.

09-04-2013

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it had licensed a mere eight projects in the first quarter of this year, less than 10 percent of the level two years ago.

09-04-2013

Some 51,000 containers transited through the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous in the first quarter of this year, a marked decline from last year.

05-04-2013

Cham Hotels, Syria’s largest hotel chain, witnessed a second consecutive dismal year in 2012 as Syria’s tourism industry remains distressed.

02-04-2013

A government committee has completed the preliminary field works required for the establishment of an airport near the city of Tartous, according to local news outlets.

01-04-2013

Hundreds of Syrian manufacturers are setting-up factories in Egypt, according to the Egyptian Minister of Industry.

25-03-2013

The Syrian Government is establishing a new university faculty in the city of Suweida, one of fifteen new faculties established in the last two years.

13-02-2013

The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.

07-02-2013

Trade activity in Syria’s free zones declined some 26 percent last year over the general contraction in business activity and rising violence witnessed across the country.

23-01-2013

The General Establishment of Chemical Industries is the latest state body to post a significant drop in its 2012 revenues.

14-01-2013

Traffic at Syria’s two commercial maritime ports fell sharply last year, according to the Deputy Minister of Transport.

31-12-2012

ICTSI, the operator of one of Syria’s two commercial maritime ports, is pulling out of the country, citing the rising violence.

24-12-2012

The Syrian government is establishing a new university faculty in the town of Salamieh, located in central Syria.

24-12-2012
24-12-2012
10-12-2012

Kharafi National, a large engineering company, is withdrawing from the Syrian market, according to a local media outlet.