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Opening the Ottoman Gate at the Old Souqs

  • Launching the National Project
  • Reviving the Business Climate and Boasting Tourism in Deir Ez Zor

Damascus, December 18th 2008: within the framework of project “Reviving the business climate and boasting tourism in Deir Ezzor”, the launching of the project activities and the Opening Ceremonies of the Ottoman Gate toke place at Deir Ezzor 18th December 2008. The project is implemented by State Planning Commission and United Nations Development Programme, with the technical support from UNESCO and in cooperation with Deir Ezzor Governorate, Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Deir Ezzor and Emaar Syria.

The project has prepared studies that cover the project outputs: Lightening and Maintenance of the suspended bridge, Study on the impact of establishing a dam on Halabeya and Zalabeya Ruins and Study on the Restoration of the Ottoman Gate and the Old Souqs.

It is worth mentioning that the project, in cooperation with Emaar Syria, is currently conducting a study on the Future perspective of the Old Souqs, in addition to preparing a detailed work plan starting from the old souqs’ infrastructure to the Roof of the main accesses.

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