Japan (132)

16-03-2005

The Japanese government, through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has granted USD 5.8m to finance the development of a hydrological and meteorological observation network in Syria known as the Water Resources Information Centre (WR...

01-03-2005
Cement market remains strained as production capacity and distribution bottlenecks fail to cope with rising demand.
01-07-2004

An important project to divert water from the Euphrates River and to supply water to rural areas was inaugurated this month.

01-06-2004
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT) has released tender documents for the USD350 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a new 750-MW combined cycle power plant at Deir-ez-...
01-05-2004

By Samir Aita*

In the last weeks, two major events have provided a new shape to the Syrian business world and to Syria's position in the regional and international environments: the award of a major gas contract to a consortium involving Canadian and US companies, and the award to Syriatel, one of Syria's two mobile phone operators, of a GSM license in Pakistan, the country most concerned by the American "Greater Middle East" initiative.

01-04-2004
Long-term commitment of TOTAL in Syria is in doubt after it fails to clinch the last significant development contract in the Syrian oil & gas industry.
01-02-2004
Japan has granted USD 131,820 to the Ministry of Health to improve the health situation in remote areas of the country.
01-02-2004
The Ministry of Petroleum has announced a new round of bidding for the development of oil and gas fields. Meanwhile, two contracts with foreign oil companies were finalised this month.
07-11-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Hayat on November 07, 2003.

01-10-2003
The Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC) has announed the discovery of a new natural gas field in the eastern part of the country, 65 km northwest of the city of Deir-ez-Zor.
01-08-2003
Four ventures have appeared as the front-runners for the award of a contract to develop the largest gas fields in Syria.
01-07-2003

In the last few years, the European Investment Bank has established itself as one of the main providers of finance to Syria.

01-06-2003
The Syrian Ministry of Industry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Al-Wahab Group (AWG) to establish the first Syrian-based passenger van manufacturing company.
26-05-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa on May 26, 2003.

01-04-2003

Japan has provided Syria with a USD2.8 million grant for the completion of the second phase of the project for the rehabilitation of Damascus' water distribution network.

01-04-2003
Japan has provided Syria with a USD2.8 million grant for the completion of the second phase of the project for the rehabilitation of Damascus' water distribution network.
01-03-2003
The United Nations Development Fund has announced the launch of the second phase of one of the most successful Micro-financing projects to date in Syria.
01-02-2003
Syria's Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has awarded a USD35 million contract for the construction of six new high-voltage power substations to ABB India, the Indian affiliate of Asea Brown Boveri, one of the lar...
01-02-2003
Over 13 millions tons have been handled by Syria's two ports of Tartous and Lattakia in 2002, a record level.
12-08-2002
A Japanese language department will open at Damascus University at the start of the 2002-2003 academic year, reported Sana.
12-08-2002
Japan has granted Syria USD3.2 million for the purchase of equipment and machinery for the Damascus Textile Institute.
05-07-2002
On July 2 started in Tokyo a three-day joint exhibition of Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian products.
22-04-2002
Japan has awarded a YEN796 million (USD6 million) grant for the rehabilitation of water distribution pipelines in Damascus city.
22-04-2002

Japan has awarded a YEN796 million (USD6 million) grant for the rehabilitation of water distribution pipelines in Damascus city.

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.
20-02-2002
The Syrian government has set aside USD34 million for the rehabilitation of port of Tartous.
04-02-2002
A delegation from Japan's Bank for International Cooperation will be visiting Damascus this month to finalize the legal aspects of Japan's USD70 million financing of Lattakia's port extension.
04-02-2002
A delegation from Japan's Bank for International Cooperation will be visiting Damascus this month to finalize the legal aspects of Japan's USD70 million financing of Lattakia's port extension.
21-01-2002
Tartous port saw an increase in activity of 47% in Tonnage and 108% in income between 1995 and 2001.
24-12-2001
On January 1, 2002, the Euro, the common currency of the 12 members of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will begin circulating.
26-11-2001
In an interview to Teshreen, Makram Obeid, the Syrian transport minister said that Syrianair, the national airline, should see its carriers' flying time increase from 7 hours to 10 hours per day, before planning to buy any additional plane.