The price of construction Steel increases nearly 4 times in 5 years ... and 1-ton cement jumps to 214%

The prices of building materials in Syria continue to reach record highs and incredibly mindfulness. Today, the cost of covering a 100-square-meter apartment has increased between 10-15 million SP.
The crazy and unprecedented rise in the real estate market is mainly due to the rise in building materials, as the price of a ton of brominated steel jumped almost four times during the last five years, while the price of a ton of cement intended for construction jumped more than 214%.
According to the "Business 2 Business" index for building materials, we notice that the ton of brominated iron reached on July 30, 2020 between one million and 475 thousand and 600 thousand.
And compared to the past five years, we notice that the price of a ton of steel increased by 247% from what it was in the same period last year, meaning that the ton increased from 400-425 thousand on July 30, 2019 to one million and 475 thousand and one million 600 thousand pounds.
While the price of a ton of steel jumped 315% compared to 30 July 2018, which reached about 355 thousand pounds.
And it rose by 322% compared to July 30, 2017, which reached around 350 thousand pounds.
In comparison with the year 2016 only, the price of a brominated steel ton increased by 364% from 318 thousand pounds to one million and 475 thousand pounds in July 2020, which means one ton increased its price by one million and 157 thousand pounds during five years.
As for the year 2019, the price of cement ranged from 55 to 60 thousand pounds, an increase of 50 thousand, so that the price of tons per year increased by 83%.
While the price of a ton of cement jumped to 120% compared to its price in the year 2018, which ranged between 45-50 thousand pounds.
And it increased by 156% compared to its price in 2017, which ranged between 40-43 thousand pounds.
When the price of one ton increased by 75 thousand between July 2020 and July 2016, an increase of 214.49% during five years.

The real estate market has become (out of logic), as the cost of covering the apartment is more than its price, so no citizen will be able to return what was destroyed in the short term.


The municipality of Aleppo demolishes five high-risk buildings in Al-Qatirji neighborhood, which has suffered a building collapse.

The concerned authorities in the city council of Aleppo implemented the proposals of the council's public safety committee to remove the suspended blocks from the damaged buildings that constitute a danger to public safety in "Bustan Al-Qasr" neighborhood,
And continues to demolish five "high-risk" buildings in Karam al-Qatirji neighborhood: that work continues to demolish the structures that are in danger of falling.

When "Karm Al-Qatirji" witnessed on the 9th of this month, the front part of the building of an unoccupied and high-risk building collapsed, according to the description of "public safety", during the restoration of the building without a permit, which led to the death of a construction worker and the injury of 11 others.

The head of the city council, Mr. Maad Al-Madlaji, then reported to Al-Watan that the owner of the building, which was previously destroyed by the actions of the terrorists, resorted, without a restoration license from the council, to entering workers to the building and carrying out the restoration of the building without the knowledge of the council, which caused The roof collapsed on the workers.

The City Council continues to work on the rehabilitation of streets, sidewalks, and gardens, with the aim of improving the service reality of the city and restoring shelters to it.
Yesterday, the municipality started the work of skimming and preparing to extend the road from the Shehan roundabout towards Nile Street Roundabout as part of a contract to rehabilitate the aforementioned street from the commitment of the Military Construction Implementation Corporation in Aleppo.

The municipality also embarked on the work of preparing the “Al-Qalaji Square” site to start the asphalt asphalting project from the “Paris Junction” towards the square, as part of a contract for asphalting streets within the Syrian Services Directorate from the General Company for Roads and Bridges pledge.
Work continues on projects to rehabilitate the sidewalks and buttocks from the platform of "Al-Furqan Park" towards the University Square and from there down to the construction bridge, with a commitment from the General Company for Building and Construction.

On the other hand, the city council started the work of a rehabilitation project: the Khalidiya Park behind "Ammar bin Yasser Mosque and the Furnace Garden with a pledge from the Military Housing Foundation, Aleppo branch.
Yesterday, the council followed up the asphalt maintenance work in Al-Kallaseh neighborhood, Al-Qabaqib Park Street, and in the Al-Manshiya area: all the way to Farhat Square, and in Al-Andalus neighborhood: in the Northern Ring Road, and in the neighborhood of 1070 apartments in Al-Hamdania, except Pavement maintenance works behind Al Kawakibi Garden.


The construction company in Hama completes the first phase of the youth towers project in Al-Wafa suburb

The branch of the General Company for Building and Construction in Hama has completed the first phase of the youth towers project in Al-Wafa suburb in the city of Hama, at a cost of more than 480 million Syrian pounds. Eng. Ghiath Ajamiah, the company's branch manager, said that a contract has been concluded with the General Housing assituation to cover these two towers with a cost of about 176 million pounds, which includes the works of floor tiles and drawers, the installation of aluminum windows, wooden doors, paint and other works as well as putting the finishing touches to cladding the fronts of the two towers with the installation of floor and upper cabinets, Noting that the two young towers each contain 12 floors with a floor area of 9630 square meters and an area of 90 square meters for one apartment. With a total of 96 apartments, also there is a service floor in both towers. The Eng. Agamia, added that the value of the works carried out by the branch since the beginning of this year until last June amounted to one billion and 390 million pounds, Pointing out that the company's branch is working on the implementation of many important vital projects, particularly the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment in the wastewater treatment plant project in Masyaf, which includes pumping and treatment units, chlorination, electrical panels, control and other equipment. It is expected to be completed within a short period of the current year, in addition to the implementation of many important projects contracted with the General Organization for Drinking Water in the governorate, where 3 pumping rooms are being implemented in the city of Hama, in the neighborhood of South Malaab, and near the headquarters of the Arab Women Association and Al-Jub roundabout, with rates exceeding 80% Percent, at a cost of 96.664 million Syrian pounds. In addition to the drinking water project in the village of Al-Laqba in the western governorate, in which the implementation rate reached 55 percent. The project, with a total cost of 311 million pounds, includes the implementation of a ground tank with a capacity of 200 m3 with the extension of lines to install and install two pressure compression tanks, the first with a capacity of 100 m 3 and the second with a capacity of 30 m 3 with the delivery of water to subscribers In the village as well as the Salhab water project, which is nearing completion with an implementation rate of 98 percent of it, at a cost of 60 million pounds, and included the implementation of 3 pumping rooms and liquefaction and pumping lines in the areas of two Salhab and Muharda units.


Restoration Al- Soukatia market project in Aleppo, at the list nominated to gain the International ICCROM Award.

The list includes many projects nominated for the International Award “ICCROM Sharjah” for good practices in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in the Arab region in its current session 2019-2020, included the restoration of the Soukatia market in Aleppo from among 15 cultural projects from Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Sudan and Jordan.
The Soukatia market in Aleppo was opened last October, completed after developing scientific studies and a detailed plan for the region with Syrian expertise in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, the Syrian Secretariat for Development, the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, the Aleppo City Council and the Aga Khan.

The restoration of the Soukatia market has all the factors that qualify it to gain the award, including the scientific studies done for the site, the preparations for launching the restoration processes, the methodology used for the restoration project, defining the tasks and cooperation between the relevant authorities to complete the required work on time, returning to the historical eras of each building and its construction date, focusing on buildings in near Umayyad Mosque, according to the agency "SANA".

The studies of the restoration processes were characterized by documenting and recording the decorative elements distributed throughout the market, in order to make the shops take on a consistent nature.
The market includes more than 53 shops devoted to sale sweets and nuts, and is the primary center for the markets of the ancient city of Aleppo.

The Soukatia market considers the link between the markets of the old city, extending from the door of Antioch on the western side of Old Aleppo to the Al-Zerb market opposite the Aleppo Citadel to the east.

Mention that the International Award “ICCROM” is awarded once every two years and aims to honor and reward distinguished works that contribute to protecting and reviving the cultural heritage in the region, includes two categories, buildings and heritage sites, collectibles and museum collections in cultural institutions such as museums and archives.


Restoration Al- Soukatia market project in Aleppo, at the list nominated to gain the International ICCROM Award.

The list includes many projects nominated for the International Award “ICCROM Sharjah” for good practices in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in the Arab region in its current session 2019-2020, included the restoration of the Soukatia market in Aleppo from among 15 cultural projects from Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Sudan and Jordan. The Soukatia market in Aleppo was opened last October, completed after developing scientific studies and a detailed plan for the region with Syrian expertise in cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, the Syrian Secretariat for Development, the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, the Aleppo City Council and the Aga Khan. The restoration of the Soukatia market has all the factors that qualify it to gain the award, including the scientific studies done for the site, the preparations for launching the restoration processes, the methodology used for the restoration project, defining the tasks and cooperation between the relevant authorities to complete the required work on time, returning to the historical eras of each building and its construction date, focusing on buildings in near Umayyad Mosque, according to the agency "SANA". The studies of the restoration processes were characterized by documenting and recording the decorative elements distributed throughout the market, in order to make the shops take on a consistent nature. The market includes more than 53 shops devoted to sale sweets and nuts, and is the primary center for the markets of the ancient city of Aleppo. The Soukatia market considers the link between the markets of the old city, extending from the door of Antioch on the western side of Old Aleppo to the Al-Zerb market opposite the Aleppo Citadel to the east. Mention that the International Award “ICCROM” is awarded once every two years and aims to honor and reward distinguished works that contribute to protecting and reviving the cultural heritage in the region, includes two categories, buildings and heritage sites, collectibles and museum collections in cultural institutions such as museums and archives.