Construction of the railway linking the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to the Syrian border has started.
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.
BCEOM, a French engineering group, is currently carrying a feasibility study for the development of a mass transport network for the city of Damascus.
British Airways is set to increase its services to Aleppo, Syria, from 01st April as part of further improvements to its Summer 2002 schedule.
Syria and Iraq have signed two new agreements that aim to promote air, rail and road transport between them.
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.
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.
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.
Air traffic between Britain and Syria is expected to increase after the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The Syrian government has set aside USD34 million for the rehabilitation of port of Tartous.
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.
Continuing controls from the US navy in the Mediterranean is leading a growing number of ships to avoid Syrian ports.
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.
Direct flights between Iran and Damascus will soon pass through Iraqi airspace, Behzad Mazaheri, the head of the Iranian civil aviation organisation said.
Tartous port saw an increase in activity of 47% in Tonnage and 108% in income between 1995 and 2001.


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