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The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
Hertz Syria has reduced its car rental rates throughout the country as part of an ongoing campaign to boost customer service and increase value for money.
BCEOM, a French engineering group, is currently carrying a feasibility study for the development of a mass transport network for the city of Damascus.

With its former head now a President of the Republic and four of its other members government ministers, the Syrian Computer Society (SCS) can boast of a membership few other organisations in the world can compete with.

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.
Syria's limited oil reserves is pushing the country to switch from oil-powered electric stations to gas-fed, and to a lesser extent water-fed, electric stations.
Syria's state-run General Organization of Tobacco will be inspected by UK's Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) in order to be awarded an ISO quality certificate, senior Tobacco Corporation officials said.
A Turkish company is set to invest USD8 million in the construction of a textile plant in Aleppo.
Air traffic between Britain and Syria is expected to increase after the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries.

With only 0.3% of its population wired to the net, Syria lags far behind all its Arab neighbours. The number of Syrian web sites is still very low, not numbering more than three hundred, the country has no real web portal to speak of and until last December, no e-commerce site.

Iraq and Syria agreed on Friday to invest in joint industrial ventures in a further improvement of ties after years of tension, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) said.
Exports from Syria's free trade areas reached USD 98 million in 2001, according to its Director General, Adnan Suleiman.
Iraq and Syria agreed on Friday to invest in joint industrial ventures in a further improvement of ties after years of tension, the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) said.

A cooperation agreement to combat desertification was recently signed by the ESCWA and two Syria-based international institutions.

On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.
On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.

In his speech, last December, before the newly-sworn in cabinet, Bashar al Assad felt necessary to mention, among the general policy guidelines he laid down for his government, one specific sector he thought his newly nominated team had to address urgently, the water crisis his country is facing.

Starting January 1, Electricite du Liban (EDL), the Lebanese electric authority, will reduce its supply of electricity to 16 hours a day in the whole country, excluding the Greater Beirut area.
Asea Brown Boveri Ltd , the Indian unit of Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB, said on Wednesday it had received an order worth around 800 million rupees ($16.65 million) to supply three substations to Syria.
Over 200,000 flats were for sale in Damascus in 2000, according to a study released by the Ministry of Housing. This is a fourfold increase from the 50,000 figure of 1989.
The Kuwaiti Al Kharafi company has started the building of the motorway that will link the coastal city of Lattakia to the town of Ariha, and from there to Aleppo.

According to Al Qarrar, an Arabic monthly, the court decision to award the Mercedes-Benz license in Syria to the Sanqar&Sons company, at the expense of a state-owned organism, led to the sidelining of the court judges.


The leading French rail and urban transport engineering and consulting company is projecting to achieve a study on a Damascus-Aleppo fast track link that would put the two cities within two hours of each other.

The Iraqi general railways company announced it was starting a weekly scheduled link between Baghdad and Aleppo starting from December 4th, said Al Mustaqbal.
In its latest meeting, the Investment Higher Council gave the go ahead to over 102 projects for a total amount of SYP26.6bn (US$532 million), reported Al-Baath.
In an interview to Teshreen, Dr Adnan Suleiman, head of the Free trade zone authority, said that the scope of work of the zones is to be expanded.

By the end of September, sales of the free markets authority reached USD20 million, reported Al Sharq al Awsat. Kamal al Faqir, head of the authority, said that free markets are present in Damascus as well as Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous.


The Syrian Minister of Interior issued an order banning three prominent traders to enter Iraq, reported Al Hayat.


The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reshuffled eight government portfolios early October.