Real Estate & Construction

09-09-2020
The government has increased the price of portland cement to close the gap with its black market rate, while construction costs as a whole are continuing to rise.
05-08-2020
The end of June 2020 saw the Ministry of Finance cancel precautionary seizures of properties belonging to 617 former armed and civilian opposition leaders in Daraa, including Ahmad Al-Odeh, now commander of the Russian-backed 8th Brigade of the Syrian Army’s 5th Corps.
22-07-2020
More than four decades after government authorities expropriated local land, residents of a village west of Damascus are still banned from renovating or building homes and have yet to receive any compensation for their losses.
22-07-2020
The seizure of a Kurdish activist’s property in northern Syria highlights the complexity of the situation there and the competing roles of local councils, armed forces and Turkish institutions.
22-07-2020
Al-Badia Cement has reported a relatively strong increase in its 2019 sales, although its performance this year has already suffered markedly from the worsening business environment.
15-07-2020
The deadline for building an alternative housing project within Marota City has passed without success, with the government proving unable to fund the project.
15-07-2020
The Qaboun industrial zone, a rare manufacturing zone within the capital’s administrative boundaries, will be demolished and redeveloped as a residential and commercial district under Law No. 10.
15-07-2020
The Damascus governorate approved on June 25 the preliminary new zoning plan for the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp just south of the Syrian capital.
08-07-2020
Five people, including three Lattakia City Council members, died when an unlicensed four-storey building collapsed in the informal Al-Ghurraf neighbourhood of Lattakia’s Al-Ramal Al-Janoubi district after city authorities moved to demolish the structure on June 24.
08-07-2020
The prices of building materials in the local market have been extremely volatile over the past two months because of the ups and downs of the currency rate and higher tariffs. The fluctuations are almost certain to curb construction activity.
08-07-2020
The Damascus governorate has released a new zoning plan, No. 105, for Qaboun, a formerly embattled and now heavily damaged residential district just north of the capital.
01-07-2020
Government forces, including some affiliated with Iran, have taken positions in civilian houses in the Yarmouk Basin area, preventing some residents from returning to their villages years after Islamic State-aligned fighters were defeated. The area is in the western countryside of the Daraa governorate and is of strategic importance because it is located along the Israeli border.
01-07-2020
The Damascus municipality recently announced that 50 additional hectares of land would be deducted from Harasta, a city just northeast of Damascus, and annexed to the new organisational plan of Qaboun, an adjacent suburb of Damascus, in accordance with the controversial Law 10.
24-06-2020
The Syrian Ministry of Defence has laid claim to 12.5 hectares of land in the Moadamiyeh suburb of Damascus for the purpose of constructing residential buildings and a sports facility, a former official from the town’s municipality told The Syria Report.
13-05-2020
Damascus Cham Holding has given more details on one of the large developments it is seeking to promote in Marota City.

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