Harasta (39)

16-12-2020

The Damascus Countryside governorate last week launched a campaign to demolish what it calls “building violations” in various parts of rural Damascus. The campaign included buildings in Darayya, Jdeidet Artouz, Sahnaya and Harasta, though official pro-government media only focused its attention on the demolition of buildings in the town of Al-Sabboura that had not been constructed according to building regulations.

25-11-2020

The General Housing Establishment (GHE), which is affiliated with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, announced last week that it had released the zoning plans for a new residential suburb development called "The Green City" in the Maarouneh area outside Damascus. Those who may be impacted by the construction project have one month to submit objections.

18-11-2020

Prime Minister Hussein Arnous approved a contract in November between the Damascus Countryside Governorate and the General Company for Building and Construction— part of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing—to implement the road networks into a car expo centre outside Damascus two years after his predecessor laid the foundation stone for the complex.

14-10-2020

The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Economy boosted the price of unsubsidised petrol by nearly half last week, possibly paving the way for further price increases after the minister suggested subsidies should be eliminated altogether.

15-07-2020

The Qaboun industrial zone, a rare manufacturing zone within the capital’s administrative boundaries, will be demolished and redeveloped as a residential and commercial district under Law No. 10.

15-07-2020
The Qaboun industrial zone, a rare manufacturing zone within the capital’s administrative boundaries, will be demolished and redeveloped as a residential and commercial district under Law No. 10.

01-07-2020

The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted a 3.5-hectare property to an unidentified investor as part of a contract to build an alternative-energy bus station outside the capital. But the plan does not seem realistic in light of technical and logistical constraints.

01-07-2020

The Damascus municipality recently announced that 50 additional hectares of land would be deducted from Harasta, a city just northeast of Damascus, and annexed to the new organisational plan of Qaboun, an adjacent suburb of Damascus, in accordance with the controversial Law 10.

01-07-2020

The Damascus municipality recently announced that 50 additional hectares of land would be deducted from Harasta, a city just northeast of Damascus, and annexed to the new organisational plan of Qaboun, an adjacent suburb of Damascus, in accordance with the controversial Law 10.

01-07-2020

The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted a 3.5-hectare property to an unidentified investor as part of a contract to build an alternative-energy bus station outside the capital. But the plan does not seem realistic in light of technical and logistical constraints.

27-05-2020

Syria is seeking to boost its yeast production capacity, much of which was destroyed during the conflict, with a new tender for the construction of a 50 tons/day plant in Aleppo.

06-11-2019
10-07-2019

The Qaboun suburb of Damascus is to be redeveloped under Law 10 after the Damascus Governorate approved its masterplan.

30-10-2018

The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted contracts worth SYP 3.5 billion (USD 7.5 million) to remove rubble from the streets of destroyed cities in the governorate.

23-10-2018

The government’s Reconstruction Committee has provided a list of the rehabilitation projects that are planned for this year.

11-10-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of the Syrian cement sector.

10-04-2018

Bashar Al-Assad has enacted a law that dispossesses many refugees and displaced Syrians from their homes and enables the regime to rebuild large parts of the country under its own terms.

19-05-2016

Near Verbatim Transcript on Joint press stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and UN Senior Adviser, Jan Egeland

17-05-2016

Statement of the International Syria Support Group
Vienna, 17 May 2016

17-05-2016

The text of the statement of the International Syria Support Group following a meeting in Vienna on May 17, 2016.

12-05-2016

SdeM: Good morning everybody. We have just terminated a long but intense and useful meeting from the Humanitarian taskforce, so I will leave the floor actually to my colleague and friend, Jan Egeland.

10-05-2016

The official statement by the U.S. and Russia on ensuring a nation-wide implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities.

01-03-2016

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2268 (2016) adopted on February 26, 2016, endorsing the cessation of hostilities agreement reached by the United States and the Russian Federation, co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group.

06-02-2012

The short-term rush on bread witnessed last week in Damascus has highlighted the growing nervousness in the Syrian capital as economic difficulties continue to mount and the armed conflict that is engulfing larger parts of the country draws nearer.

29-08-2011

The end of the holy month of Ramadan is approaching and the stalemate between the government and the opposition carries on with both sides holding fast to their respective positions.

15-08-2011

Over the course of the last eight days, the international community has grown markedly united in its condemnation of the Syrian government's use of force to quell the country's deepening revolutionary movement.

20-06-2011

After-prayers protests on Friday June 17 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 24 as pressure on the Syrian government from the US and the European Union continues to increase.

30-05-2011

An estimated 12 people died in unrest on Friday May 27, while harsh criticisms and strong calls for reform from neighboring Turkey have yet to hold sway with the Syrian government, and the international community continues in its struggle to come to a firm consensus on the most appropriate response to the turmoil in Syria.

23-05-2011

After two weeks of comparative calm amid weeks of acute turmoil, Friday saw a resurgence of extreme violence with the death-toll from the day's after-prayers protests reportedly reaching as high as 44.

09-05-2011

There has been a marked decline in unrest across Syria over the course of the last week. The precise reason for this remains unclear - as does the outlook for the protest movement itself. 

11-04-2011

Protests in Syria are approaching their fifth week and are showing no signs of slowing. The death toll from ongoing unrest continues to rise as the government states there is "no more room for leniency or tolerance" in response to recent turmoil in the country.

31-03-2011
The Damascus Real Estate Report, a survey produced jointly by The Syria Report and Frontier MEA, a UK-based research and advisory firm with wide experience in the real estate and hospitality sectors, provides an overview of the D
06-03-2011
10-01-2011

Sale and rental prices across most of Damascus fell last year with the rental market, both for residential and office space, being the most affected, according to data gathered by The Syria Report.

 

Updated on January 12, 2011

 

17-05-2010

Karkour Trading, the Syrian dealership of the Volkswagen Group, has introduced the Porsche car brand in the local market.