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27-11-2006

Ford Motor, the second largest American car manufacturer, was investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission last July for operations in Syria, it appears from a letter released only on November 24th by the SEC.

03-08-2006

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.

17-03-2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Security Council requested the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission to report to the Council on the progress of the inquiry, including on the cooperation received from the Syrian authorities, every three months from the adoption of resolution 1644 (2005) 0115 December 2005.

01-11-2005

SECURITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES FINDINGS OF INVESTIGATION INTO MURDER

OF RAFIK HARIRI, CALLS FOR SYRIA ’S FULL, UNCONDITIONAL COOPERATION

Resolution 1636 (2005), Adopted at Ministerial Level, Decides

On Assets Freeze for Suspects, Warns of ‘Further Action’ for Non-Compliance

Formally endorsing the Report of the United Nations Independent Investigation Commission that found evidence of Syrian involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Security Council this morning, in a ministerial meeting, called for Syria to cooperate fully and unconditionally with the Commission and insisted it not interfere in Lebanese affairs.

02-07-2005

In a further substantial donation to developing Syria’s ailing water supply network, Japan signed an agreement to award Syria USD 3.64 million, or 390 million Yen, to reconstruct tunnels bringing water into Damascus.

03-06-2005
Bank Audi Syria (BAS) will be the fourth private bank to operate in Syria after the Syrian Government gave the go-ahead for its official licensing on May 30.
16-05-2005
A monorail track will run through the Syrian capital within two years, according to the Syrian minister of transport, Makram Obeid, after the government approved a Malaysian project in that sense.
02-04-2005

The Japanese government has granted USD 7m to Syria for a project to improve the water supply to Damascus.

02-04-2005
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) has received bids for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 750-MW combined cycle plant at Deir-ez-Zor, according to Middle east Engineering.
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.