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02-04-2005

Syria’s production of wheat stood at 4.3 million tonnes in 2004 from 4.7m T the year before, according to the annual Grain and feed report of the Foreign Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA).

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...

09-02-2005
The Ministry of Tourism has announced that total tourism expenditure in Syria in 2004 totalled USD 2.2 billion, an upward figure from the earlier estimate of USD 1.8 billion.
09-02-2005

Following the signing of a free trade agreement with Turkey, an interview with Ghassan Habash, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade.

10-01-2005

Syria’s income from tourism is estimated to have reached USD 1.85 billion in 2004, an annual 31% rise from 2003 (USD 1.414 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism.

10-01-2005
Syria and Turkey signed a historic free trade agreement between them on December 22 during the visit to Damascus of Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
10-01-2005
According to Mohammad al-Hussein, Minister of Finance, there is only little chance that a Damascus Stock Exchange (DSE) would be set-up before the end of the year.
01-12-2004
The Syrian General Customs Directorate is going to computerize all its operations under a USD 50 million project supported by the European Union and UNCTAD.
01-11-2004
The Syrian Ministry of Transport (MOT) has asked developers to submit offers to build road projects on a BOT (Build Operate Transfer) basis for the first time in Syria.
01-10-2004
The authorities are trying to slowly reduce state subsidies on both consumer and industrial commodities. Fuel oil and electricity are expected to be next on the list but potentially huge social costs are delaying any decision.
01-10-2004

Syria has decided to enter into talks with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the largest grouping of European countries outside the European Union. EFTA groups the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in a free trade ag...

Syria has decided to enter into talks with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the largest grouping of European countries outside the European Union. EFTA groups the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in a free trade agreement pact.

01-08-2004
The new airliner is expected to carry 500,000 passengers by the end of its fifth year of operations. It will use Mazzeh airport as its main hub and headquarters.
01-08-2004
Demand for cement is on the rise. With production stagnating, imports are rising.
01-07-2004
Aleppo's airport is expected to increase significantly its traffic after a number of new airliners, particularly from the Gulf countries, have announced the opening of new routes towards that city.
01-07-2004

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

07-06-2004
Egypt and Jordan have inaugurated the completion of the gas pipeline linking their two countries and that will eventually supply Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey with Egyptian gas.
01-06-2004
Arrivals of tourists and visitors to Syria have continued to rise in the first quarter of this year according to the Syrian ministry of tourism.
03-05-2004

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Jazeera TV on May 03, 2004.

01-05-2004
Syria and Turkey are moving ever closer towards the setting up of a Free Trade Area between them.
01-03-2004

On 9 February, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Syrian President al-Assad laid the foundation stone for the long-delayed Al-Wahda (or Unity) Dam project on the Yarmouk River.

01-02-2004
The Heads of Government of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt signed in Amman on 25 January an agreement to build the second phase of the Arab Gas pipeline that will ultimately link their four countries.
01-02-2004
According to Zone News, an Arabic language portal, 50 foreign banks have forwarded applications to open a branch in Syria.
01-02-2004
Syria's foreign trade recorded a positive balance of SYP 28.82 billion (USD 554 million) in the first nine months of 2003.
01-02-2004
For the second year in a row, Syria's tourist arrivals figure has crossed the 2-million mark.
29-01-2004

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on January 29, 2004.

01-01-2004

Dureid Dergham has replaced Tarek Sarraj as the new Director-General of the Commercial Bank of Syria.

01-01-2004
Lufthansa, the German air carrier, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syrian Arab Airlines (Syrianair) to conduct an assessment of the current state of the national air carrier and of the Syrian civil aviation sector in general.
01-12-2003
For the first time since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the passenger train service between Aleppo and Mossul (northern Iraq) resumed its services on 21 November.
07-11-2003

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

01-08-2003

The importance for Syria to develop its economic and business ties with Turkey has grown following the temporary closure of the Iraqi market for Syrian businessmen.

01-08-2003
Syria’s economic and business relationship with Turkey has grown in importance after the closure of the Iraqi market to Syrian businessmen.
10-06-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Arabiya TV on June 10, 2003.

26-05-2003

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

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

Jordan and Syria have officially signed the contract to build Al-Wehdeh dam on the Yarmouk river, with Turkey's Ankara-based Ozaltin Construction Company (OCC).

28-03-2003

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Assafir newspaper on March 28, 2003.

01-03-2003
Following the meeting of the Syrian-Greek Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC), held in Damascus on February 22 and 23, bilateral economic relations between these two politically close countries are expected to receive a boost.
01-02-2003
The visit to Damascus of Turkish State Minister Kursat Tuzmen, at the head of a 200 strong business delegation, provided him with the opportunity to offer Syria several trade boosting propositions.
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
According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals crossed the 4 million mark last year, the first time ever, to reach a total of 4.3 million.
13-12-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the British Times on December 13, 2002.

01-12-2002
Ibrahim Haddad, Syria's minister of oil and mineral resources, was early November in Cyprus to push forward Syria's bid to supply Cyprus with its energy needs.
01-11-2002
A year on, the impacts of the September 11 on Syria's tourism figures seem to have been overestimated and not as long-lasting as originally feared.
16-09-2002
Syria is to offer for tender the development of a major gas field which is expected to draw up to USD800 million in investments.
05-08-2002
According to Anadolu, the Turkish news agency, Akteks Acrylic Thread Industry and Trade Corp is starting production in its newly thread manufacturing plant in Aleppo.
19-06-2002

Syria and Turkey will be discussing cooperation in the irrigation sector during the visit to Damascus of Turkish minister of state, Mustapha Yilmaz.

17-06-2002

Syria's fourth largest dam collapsed on Tuesday 5 June, killing over 22 people, leaving 4,000 homeless and flooding all nearby villages.

02-05-2002
According to Turkey's minister of transport, who was attending the joint Syrian-Turkish transport committee in Damascus, trade between the two neighbouring countries reached USD 745 million in 2001, from USD 545 million in 2000.
11-04-2002
Syria's exports of crude oil have not yet been affected by Iraq's decision to halt its exports in support of the Palestinian resistance uprising, reported al-Quds.
29-03-2002
The feasibility study for the building of a new pipeline carrying Iraqi oil through Syria has been completed, said Ibrahim Haddad, Syria's Minister of oil and mineral resources.