Iran ready to build houses in Syria

October 27, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iran will start building houses in Syria from next year if the Arab state demands, said the Iranian housing and urban development minister here on Friday.

“No proper housing takes place in Syria, making it an appropriate market for Iranian construction companies,” Mohammad Saeidikia added.
He and his Syrian counterpart Hamoud al-Hussein considered ways of promoting cooperation and implementing joint ventures here on Wednesday.
The official noted that the setup of cement factories and automakers Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) and SAIPA were the joint ventures.
The minister added that Syria is eager to apply Iran’s experiences in the sector, adding that the private sector has the ability to build 5 to 20 thousand residential units abroad.
In the meeting, Saeidikia said, ""The government, within the framework of economic, social and cultural development plans, helps private sector in construction field.""
The Syrian minister, at the head of a Syrian delegation, arrived here Wednesday morning