Aleppo (1632)


This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of 05 February 2018.


Syria has signed a “roadmap agreement” with Russia to build some 2,650 MW of new power plants and turbines, despite the fact that there is no money to pay for these projects, which are worth more than EUR 2 billion.


Chinese companies are increasingly enquiring about business opportunities in Syria, although no funding for reconstruction is expected to come from Beijing.


The Syrian regime and opposition groups north of Homs have reached a deal whereby electric supplies to the latter are restored in exchange for a repair of a major transmission line.


The Homs city council has signed a new management contract for the city’s only four-star hotel.


Egyptian President AbdulFattah Al-Sisi inaugurated last week near Cairo a large textile plant by one of Syria’s most prominent industrialists, who looks set never to return to his home country.


Syria’s dramatically poor rainfalls are threatening to have serious economic consequences this year.


Data as well as official decisions by the Syrian government confirm that its spending priorities continue to go to its core constituency of the coastal area in addition to the families of the soldiers who died fighting for the regime.


The Syrian opposition is planning to open three new crossings in its northern Aleppo enclave to help boost trade with nearby regions.


The Syrian government’s attempts to lure Russian direct investments, including in the cement industry, have limited chances of succeeding.


The Free Syria Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an opposition business lobbying group, has elected its new board of directors.


An opposition-affiliated fund has announced that it will be investing more than USD 10 million in development projects in the southern governorate of Quneitra.


A selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.


The opening of a crossing between opposition and regime-held areas in the province of Hama has highlighted the continued economic and trade dependency of the two parties.


Despite losing billions in the past years, Syria’s transport sector can still rely on its infrastructure that is mostly functioning.


A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.


The government’s reconstruction committee has announced that it would allocate money for the areas of Deir-ez-Zor that were taken back from the Islamic State last week.


This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.


Production and trade of garments; building of housing properties


The Ministry of Transport is preparing a draft law for the establishment of a state-owned airport operator.


A meeting by the Syrian and Russian governments today has yielded surprisingly little results, in an additional sign of the difficulties facing Syria’s reconstruction ambitions.


The Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has taken over the control of a border crossing between Turkey and northern Syria, which will enable it to have its first relatively significant source of independent revenues.


Lafarge, the French building materials global company, reportedly paid various armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, in order to protect its factory located in the north of the country as it hoped to remain operating and benefit from reconstruction.


The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore its authority and activities in the city of Deir-ez-Zor following the success of its troops in lifting the siege on the city earlier this month, while looting by regime militias spreads to the countryside.


The text of the speech of Walid Al-Mouallem in New-York on September 23, 2017.


This is the text of the law regulating elections in Syria at the presidential, legislative and local administration levels.


Syria and Iran signed last week several agreements in the electricity sector worth hundreds of millions of dollars although most of them will likely remain ink on paper.


The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Guarantors”):


The Syrian government announced last week that a Greek-Italian consortium had begun works on a new power plant in Deir Ali near Damascus, in what is likely the largest ongoing engineering project in the country, although how it plans to pay for it remains a mystery.


The number of real estate transactions in Syria's fourteen provinces between 2010 and 2016.


After years of suspension, power supplies to the city of Aleppo have been restored by the Syrian authorities.


Syria is seeing the opening of its first private sector brewery, a relatively small, but symbolic, investment.


Real Estate Development and Investment


The Cham Hotels Group, the largest hotel operator in the country, has reported an increase in its revenues in the first half of this year, although they stand at only a fraction of their pre-uprising level.


The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2016. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.


Syria’s oil and gas production continues to increase incrementally as a potential deal with the PYD may add significant more volumes to the government’s control.


The volume of wheat purchased by the Syrian government from its farmers will fall sharply again this year, an official has said.


A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.