Transport

19-04-2002
Construction of the railway linking the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to the Syrian border has started.
12-04-2002
The Syrian-Algerian higher committee ended its meeting in Damascus yesterday with the signing of a series of agreements, in particular in the maritime transport field.
04-04-2002
BCEOM, a French engineering group, is currently carrying a feasibility study for the development of a mass transport network for the city of Damascus.
28-03-2002
British Airways is set to increase its services to Aleppo, Syria, from 01st April as part of further improvements to its Summer 2002 schedule.
25-03-2002
Syria and Iraq have signed two new agreements that aim to promote air, rail and road transport between them.
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.
09-03-2002
A delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will visit Syria on March 9, 2002 to study the Tartous Port modernisation project and the possibility of partly financing it.
25-02-2002
Air traffic between Britain and Syria is expected to increase after the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries.
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
Continuing controls from the US navy in the Mediterranean is leading a growing number of ships to avoid Syrian ports.
04-02-2002
Jordanian and Syrian officials on Wednesday launched talks aimed at upgrading the land and maritime transport fleets of their countries' joint firms, said Sana, the state news agency.
24-01-2002
Direct flights between Iran and Damascus will soon pass through Iraqi airspace, Behzad Mazaheri, the head of the Iranian civil aviation organisation said.
21-01-2002
Tartous port saw an increase in activity of 47% in Tonnage and 108% in income between 1995 and 2001.

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