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Friday, July 01, 2005 

British company to modernise Syria

White Young Green, a British company based in Leeds, has won a $14 million EU contract to moderise Syria's local administration.

That means it will design and carry out an 'integrated development plan' for the Old City in Damascus, and five other cities. They'll try to do what Syrian authorities have failed at: modernising - but not ruining - the Old City, while integrating the ways that the buildings, transport, infrastructure and town planning work together.

propably some of the best money to spend on planing, syria does not lack good intetion but needs beter expertise and know how.Syria should do the same in other areas like fair tax system, banking laws, mail system ,infrastructer.naim

A wonderful start. Hope they won't do to Damascus what was done to Aleppo . The restoration of Beit el Aqqad in Damascus should set an example to renovators. Done with respect for the character of the house.

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