Basilia (14)

03-03-2021

There are numerous social housing projects in Syria built by state-owned entities and established with the aim of supplying low- or mid-priced housing. These projects have assumed various descriptions and designations and are subject to various legislative terms and conditions. Usually, the General Housing Establishment (GHE), affiliated with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, takes on the largest share in implementing Syria’s social housing projects.

24-02-2021

Damascus’ Marota City has for years taken the media spotlight as an example of a reconstruction project that has yet to see any real results on the ground. However, discussion has grown in recent weeks around Marota’s sister construction project, Basilia City.

03-02-2021

Decree No. 66 of 2012, which provides for the establishment of two new development zones in Damascus, specified who would be able to obtain alternative housing and rental allowance as part of ensuing construction plans.

13-01-2021

In recent weeks, the Damascus governorate has resumed paying late rent allowances for 2020 and part of 2019 to residents entitled to alternative housing in the Marota City construction project, following a long interruption in payments. The governorate blamed the delayed payments on the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the latest delay was not the first of its kind in recent years.

07-10-2020

After a delay of more than eight years, it appears that the project to build alternative housing for former property owners at the Marota City and Basilia City areas in Damascus is gaining traction, with the past few days seeing numerous official statements about implementation.

15-07-2020

The deadline for building an alternative housing project within Marota City has passed without success, with the government proving unable to fund the project.

15-07-2020
The deadline for building an alternative housing project within Marota City has passed without success, with the government proving unable to fund the project.

29-01-2020

In this 2,700-word factsheet we provide a profile of Damascus Cham Holding, one of the largest Syrian companies that is at the heart of the controversial Marota project.

11-12-2019

In this factsheet, we look at Syria’s economic relations with the United Arab Emirates.

27-08-2019

Damascus Cham Holding is kickstarting Basilia City as it launches an initial phase of studies on its landmark real estate project.

27-03-2019

The following is the OFAC advisory warning actors of the global maritime industry involved with supplying oil to Syria. This text is published following its update of March 25, 2019.

13-03-2019

While most attention has focused on the Marota City development in Damascus, other Syrian provinces also plan their own real estate redevelopment projects and are setting-up holding companies for that purpose.

07-08-2018

A prominent UAE investor visited Damascus today, representing a rare case of an influential figure from the Gulf countries travelling to Syria since 2011.

27-03-2018

The Damascus governorate has approved the urban planning scheme for the second major area it plans to develop under Decree 66.