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Syrian Arab Republic Storage Assessment

  • The GoS has many storage facilities distributed all over the governorates that belong to different institutions and ministries
  • Aaccurate information on the total storage capacity therefore is not available
  • WFP counterparts have 7,000 Mt of warehouse capacity used only for food items
  • In addition there is The Syrian Storage & Refrigerator company which has warehouse capacity for 60,000 Mt of food (Source: Central Bureau of Statistics: 2005)
  • Building a new warehouse is not easy in Syria as there are as many as 26 procedures to be fulfilled which can take about 128 days with many associated costs

A list of procedures to build a new warehouse has been annexed.

4.5 Syrian Arab Republic Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

  • WFP has a network of warehouses located in areas surrounding Damascus
  • These warehouses have been selected for storage of food commodities
  • The total storage space available is about 13,000 m² of which 40% is shared with UNHCR
  • The warehousing infrastructure in Syria is considered as one of the best in the Middle East
  • Most of warehouses are well equipped with handling equipment, offices, training rooms, security facilities and other equipment
  • Humanitarian organisations with warehousing in Syria are UNHCR, UNRWA, WFP and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)
  • SARC is the implanting partner for WFP and UNCHR for the Iraq EMOP
  • SARC has a network of warehouses at distribution points across the country and most of them are concrete and in good condition
LocationOrganization

Sharing Possibility

(Yes / No)

Capacity

mt / m² / m³

Type*Access**Condition***
SehnayaWFPYes1,750 m2ConcreteRaised SidingGood
KisswehWFPYes3,880 m2ConcreteFlatGood
AdraWFP UNHCRYes4,800 m2ConcreteFlatGood
GhizlanyehWFPYes2,800 m2ConcreteFlatGood

Public Sector Storage

  • Syria has a good warehousing infrastructure throughout the country.
  • The monthly warehouse rental rate in Damascus is around US $8 m²
  • For areas outside Damascus, storage rent is reasonable

For more information on Public Sector Storage, please select the following link:

Syria Storage Assessment Additional Information

 

LocationMinistry / Agency

Use Possibility

(Yes / No)

Capacity

mt / m² / m³

Type*Access**Condition***
Lattakian/aYes128,000 m2OpenFlatGood
Tartousn/aYes89,730 m2OpenFlatGood

Cold Chain

Syria has a sophisticated cold-chain systems being a major producer of fruit and vegetables. In 2008 the overall cold-chain capacity was 2.5 million Mt

For more information on cold chain storage, please select the following link:

Syria Storage Assessment Additional Information