Brigadier Engineer Samer Kobarli, Director General of Ports in Syria, confirmed that the decision “No. 14 m and for the year 2021” issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers regarding determining occupancy allowances and public bidding came to regulate random individual investments of marine property and achieve the principle of equal opportunities in terms of allowing all persons wishing to invest and not limiting them. with specific individuals.
Cyprusli indicated to SANA reporter that, according to this decision, a public auction was held for the first time to invest public marine properties on the Syrian coast as a “seasonal investment,” provided that the submission of seasonal subscription applications ends on the 16th of this June, noting that the investment period starts from the date of ratification of the contract and the direct order until The 31st of next October.
He also pointed out that there are two types of investments, the first is a seasonal investment, starting from the date of the auction until the end of next October, and the services provided by the investing authorities include services for beachgoers “tents, umbrellas, etc.”, where the sectors offered for investment do not exceed 20% of the length of the beach and the rest is an open popular beach While maintaining an empty space of not less than 5 meters between each investment and another to be available to the general public.
He pointed out that the second type is permanent investment and includes economic activities such as tourism projects and fish farms, whose locations are put forward in accordance with the investment map that is implemented in cooperation between the Ministries of Transport and Tourism and the Regional Planning Authority.
Kobaresli pointed out that the mechanism of public bidding opens the field for equality between investors, creates a competitive situation and contributes to achieving greater revenues for the public treasury, indicating that the number of sites offered for seasonal investment for the current season is 104 sites along the Syrian coast in Lattakia, Jableh, Baniyas and Tartous, in addition to two sites for permanent investment, one of which is a farming project. A fish in the Touq Jableh real estate area, provided that subscription applications are accepted until the auction begins on June 24, and the investment period is 15 years, and the other is a tourism project in Lattakia, provided that subscription applications are accepted until the auction begins on June 27.
He explained that the conditions, required papers and auction dates are available in various newspapers, official websites and on the directorate's bulletin board, pointing out that the Director General of Ports was authorized to grant approvals for investments whose value does not exceed 150 million pounds.