The Syrian Government is issuing a tender for the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction of a sewage treatment plant in the Daraa Governorate.
Biogest, a German company specialised in water treatment solutions, has begun construction works on the water treatment plant of the Hessia Industrial City.
The Ministry of Housing and Construction said that it planned to invest more than SYP 90 billion, or USD 1.9 billion, in the construction of sewage treatment plants in the coming five years.
The Syrian President on March 7 laid the foundation stone of the Tigris River project, a USD 3 billion scheme that is expected to revive water supply and agriculture production in the north east.
The Syrian and Turkish Prime Ministers laid on February 6 the foundation stone of a “Friendship Dam” built on the Orontes River.
The Military Housing Establishment has issued a tender for the supply and installation of a production line for reinforced concrete pipes that will be used to supply a large irrigation project in Aleppo.
In our story published last week on a water project financed by AFD we had written that the French Development Agency was a shareholder of the First Micro Finance Institution-Syria.
The French Development Agency has announced that it would grant a concessionary loan of EUR 30 million to finance a project to improve the water infrastructure in the suburbs of Damascus.
The Damascus Water Authority is seeking an international consultancy to help in managing a project to reduce the pollution of the Fijeh Water System, Damascus’ main source of drinkable water.
RODECO Consulting GmbH, a German consultancy specialized in the water sector, has been appointed to help restructure the Damascus Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DAWSSA).
A Syrian state official has announced that the very first phase of works on the project to divert water from the Tigris River was about to be completed.
The Syrian Parliament has ratified an agreement signed earlier this year between the Government and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to part finance the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply system in Damascus city and its surroundings.
Syria’s 2009/2010 cotton crop is estimated at 660,000 metric tons of raw cotton grown on 165,000 hectares, some 25 percent below planned production.
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will provide a loan of USD 51 million to help finance the rehabilitation and expansion of the water supply system in Damascus its surroundings.
The lack of funding is the main obstacle to implementing the USD 43.6 million Syria Drought Response Plan established last year by the United Nations to help alleviate the impact of the drought affecting Syria’s northeast.


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