Aleppo (1653)

01-02-2003

The members of the People's Council, as the Syrian Parliament is named, saw their four-year term end on December 16.

01-01-2003

The draft law amending Syria's investment framework has been published by Al-Baath, one of the three national state-owned dailies.

01-01-2003
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
01-01-2003

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's three-day official visit to the United Kingdom from December 16 to 18 had all the apparatus of a state visit.

17-12-2002

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in London on December 17, 2002.

01-12-2002
Syria and the United Arab Emirates have signed a bilateral agreement scrapping customs duties and taxes on all national commodities produced in the two countries with effect from 1 January 2003.
01-12-2002

Adnan Suleiman, the Director-General of Syria's free zones organization (GOFZ), announced new expanding figures for the activity of the countries six free trade areas (FTA).

01-11-2002
The first half of the year has seen a growth of 13.6 percent in passenger traffic at Syria's five airports (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Deir-ez-Zor, Qamishli) in comparison with the same period of last year, to reach a total of 1.2 million passengers.
01-11-2002

Syria's drive to diversify its export base and to reduce its currency earnings dependency on oil has failed to meet expectations.

09-09-2002

The Syrian President has signed into decree a law establishing two new free trade zones in the eastern part of the country.

09-09-2002

Starting September 15, the European Union is launching a major two-week cultural gathering in both Damascus and Aleppo.

26-08-2002
Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraq's Vice-President, is starting on Tuesday 27 a three-day visit to Damascus which is expected to lead to the launch of joint investments between the two countries worth over USD500 million.
26-08-2002

For the fourth year in a row, Syria will be supplying Jordan with water to help it alleviate its chronic shortages.

12-08-2002

The state-owned General Organisation for Food Industry (GOFI) is starting the building of two new lines for the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer.

12-08-2002
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
05-08-2002
According to Anadolu, the Turkish news agency, Akteks Acrylic Thread Industry and Trade Corp is starting production in its newly thread manufacturing plant in Aleppo.
29-07-2002

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has extended to Syria two loans worth KWD14.5 million (USD48.3 million).

29-07-2002

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has extended to Syria two loans worth KWD14.5 million (USD48.3 million).

29-07-2002

The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has extended to Syria two loans worth KWD14.5 million (USD48.3 million).

29-07-2002
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
03-07-2002
Rory Black has been promoted from his post as British Airways Country Manager Jordan and Syria to become the airline's area manager for the Levant, covering operations in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
22-05-2002
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
29-04-2002
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.
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.
01-04-2002

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.

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
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.
01-03-2002
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.
01-03-2002
A Turkish company is set to invest USD8 million in the construction of a textile plant in Aleppo.
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.
12-02-2002

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.

04-02-2002
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.
04-02-2002
Exports from Syria's free trade areas reached USD 98 million in 2001, according to its Director General, Adnan Suleiman.
04-02-2002
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.
28-01-2002

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

21-01-2002
On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.
18-01-2002
On Saturday January 26, Aleppo will be hosting a one-day seminar on export marketing and customer service.
01-01-2002

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.

31-12-2001
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.
24-12-2001
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.
24-12-2001
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.
17-12-2001
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.
10-12-2001

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.

30-11-2001

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.

26-11-2001
The Iraqi general railways company announced it was starting a weekly scheduled link between Baghdad and Aleppo starting from December 4th, said Al Mustaqbal.
19-11-2001
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.
12-11-2001
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.