Real estate and construction

16-07-2020

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.

09-07-2020

The prices of building materials in the local market have been extremely volatile over the past two months because of the ups and downs of the currency rate and higher tariffs. The fluctuations are almost certain to curb construction activity.

09-07-2020

Five people, including three Lattakia City Council members, died when an unlicensed four-storey building collapsed in the informal Al-Ghurraf neighbourhood of Lattakia’s Al-Ramal Al-Janoubi district after city authorities moved to demolish the structure on June 24.

02-07-2020

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.

02-07-2020

Government forces, including some affiliated with Iran, have taken positions in civilian houses in the Yarmouk Basin area, preventing some residents from returning to their villages years after Islamic State-aligned fighters were defeated. The area is in the western countryside of the Daraa governorate and is of strategic importance because it is located along the Israeli border.