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The Syrian government has founded a new institution to combat unemployment, the Public Commission for Employment and Projects Development (PCEPD), which is replacing the five-year old Unemployment Combating Commission (UCC).


Traffic in Tartous port, Syria’s largest commercial maritime port is rising according to preliminary figures.


Philippine’s International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has won the 10-year concession contract to manage the container terminal of the Port of Tartous.

Syrian exports of textile products to the European Union fell sharply in 2005.
GDP grew by 5.5 percent in the non-oil component of the Syrian economy in 2005 according to Abdallah Dardari, deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs.

The Government approved on May 2 the set-up of the "Eastern Region Development council", which will have the task to coordinate development programs in the three eastern provinces of Hassakeh, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor.

A study into violence against women in Syria released in the first week of April by the state-run General Union of Women and funded by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) found that one in four married women surveyed was beaten by a family member.

3 million passengers used Syrian airports in 2005, according to preliminary figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation published in al-Thawra.
The volume of goods that are handled by Syria’s two main container ports continued to increase at a significant pace.

The Syrian Government approved the draft text of the 10th 5-year plan early January. The text is doing away with detailed planning and is focusing instead on defining strategies and setting goals.


The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) expects Syria’s growth rate to reach 4.5 percent for the year 2005, recording an increase from last year’s rate of 2.0%.

Syria ranked third this season among Arab countries following Egypt and Morocco in the production of apples and citrus with expectation of 750,000 tons of citrus and 300,000 tons of apples. Syria also ranked seventh among Mediterranean countries.
The nation wide census conducted last year by the Central Bureau of Statistics has started to yield its first results.
The garment industry is dominated by the private sector and has dramatically improved in the last fifteen years. Production is on the rise and so is quality.
Arab investments in Syria reached USD 61.1 million in 2004 according to the annual Report on Investment Climate in Arab Countries published by the Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Corporation (IAIGC).
Syria’s gross domestic product stood at SYP 1,103 billion (USD 22.062 billion) in 2004, a 3.2% annual growth according to preliminary figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
According to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 14% over the 2000-2004 period, or an annual average of 2.8%.
According to the latest figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics, Syria's population reached the figure of 17.793 million in September 2004.
The launch of SHERN is part of the development of the Syrian higher education sector that is now also encompassing state universities.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has released its latest figures on the structure of the labour force in Syria.

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Syria's population will number 18.164 million in 2003, 19.158 million in 2005, 21.8 million in 2010.

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) revealed that GDP growth for year 2000 reached 0.6%.
The Central Bureau of statistics (CBS) released its latest figures on Syria's population, reported Al Mustaqbal.