EU-Syria Relations - 2006

Type: Stockshots [long]   Référence: I050259   Durée: 57:39  Lieu: Damascus | Aleppo - University | Homs | Tartous | Aleppo - Great Mosque | Aleppo | Damascus - Umayyad Mosque | Palmyra | Damascus - University
This video stockshot contains current images of Syria and illustrates some of the partnerships that the EU are undertaking in Syria. Overview of contemporary Syria, focusing in particular on EU partnership projects on infrastructure, telecommunications, education, energy, agriculture, business, culture and administration.

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00:18:58 Exteriors and interiors of the Faculty of Economics, Damascus University (2 shots)The Damascus University Campus is spread throughout the city. 00:00:26
00:19:24 Banking students in a JEP Project (Joint European Projects) class at the Faculty of Economics (7 shots) Joint European Projects are projects structured to achieve clearly defined objectives over two or three-year periods, and for which grants are awarded primarily to groups of institutions co-operating together ('consortia'). Such consortia may also include non-academic partners such as companies, both public and private, business organisations, professional associations, public authorities at local, regional and national level (in particular ministries) or social partners. 00:00:53
00:20:18 Exterior of the Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA), DamascusThis project's aim is to encourage Syria's economic reform and the emergence of a national and regional-status centre of excellence for management education. The HIBA was established through a Parliamentary Act (41, 2001). A consortium of European Universities is helping with this project : University Paris IX Dauphine, Université Mons-Hainaut, University College Dublin, University Autonoma de Barcelona and Fondazione CUOA. 00:00:07
00:20:25 HIBA class on strategic manpower planning which is part of the EC funded MBA course (7 shots) 00:00:59
00:21:24 Exterior shots of Aleppo University (6 shots) 00:00:53
00:22:17 Tempus engineering health and safety class, which is partly funded by the EC, conference centre, Aleppo (10 shots)The Tempus programme encourages the upgrading of higher education institutions in transition countries. 00:01:11
00:23:28 Tempus workshop on Value Engineering (6 shots) 00:00:36
00:24:03 4. Telecommunications 00:03:48
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00:24:17 French class in the modernized TSSP centre (funded by EC) (7 shots)The Programme was set up to help the Syrian Government modernise and reform the telecom sector. Since 2002, the EU has provided a grant to the Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE) in favour of a "Telecom Sector Support Programme" (TSSP). Its overall objective is to encourage economic transition policies, reform of the public sector and development of the private sector, in particular the telecom infrastructure and to help modernise communication services. 00:00:44
00:25:01 Exterior of STE (Syrian Telecommunications Establishment) 00:00:15
00:25:16 Technicians operating and checking the server in the data centre, project part funded by EC (8 shots) 00:00:53
00:26:09 Technicians using PDT (Planning Documentation Tools) to plan phone and ADSL lines in the city (7 shots) 00:01:03
00:27:12 Technician testing ADSL lines using line testing tools financed by EC (6 shots) 00:00:40
00:27:52 5. Infrastructure 00:04:38
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00:27:57 General views of the Palestinian Khan Eshieh camp outside Damascus (2 shots)For several years, the water supply in Syria, in general, faces severe problems due to continuous lack of precipitation and over-exploitation of groundwater resources. At present, the main source of water supply in this part of the country is groundwater, but the reduction of rainfall and the overdraft withdrawal of groundwater have resulted in a substantial lowering of groundwater levels. The situation is particularly precarious in the rural outskirts of Damascus, where the two refugee camps are located, with the corresponding risks on short and medium-term sustainability of further groundwater extraction.The objective is to contribute to the improvement public health and environmental conditions for the population of the two camps by satisfying the basic needs in drinking water and as well as the proper discharge the waste water and storm water. 00:00:13
00:28:09 Present water supply system, unloading water, using tractor and pump (10 shots)Tractors bring water into the camp in tanks from reservoirs which are situated up to 40 kms away. 00:01:26
00:29:35 Palestinian woman washing a kettle and making tea (5 shots) 00:00:35
00:30:10 Palestinian man brushing his teeth (3 shots) 00:00:21
00:30:31 New water sources which are to be diverted to the Palestinian camp from the Tamashihat area (around 25 km away from the camps), this and other sources are to be piped directly to the camps in a future project (5 shots) 00:00:28
00:30:59 Exterior of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) local Field Office at Khan Eshieh camp 00:00:13
00:31:12 Water supply and sanitation planning meeting at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) (5 shots) 00:00:35
00:31:47 Design competition at local primary school (8 shots)Field Office works with local community and schools to develop awareness of environmental issues including water conservation and waste disposal. 00:00:42
00:32:29 6. Energy 00:01:56
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00:32:34 Al Mashraq Gas plant, 20 kms East of Palmyra (12 shots)Syria is self sufficient in gas and due to new sources and developing infrastructure they hope to be net exporters of natural gas in the next few years. 00:01:44
00:34:18 Gas well head 00:00:07
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00:34:25 7. Administration 00:10:55
00:34:25 Anbar Office (Office of the Directorate for the Old City) houses in a restored Ottoman building, Damascus (2 shots)MAM (Municipal Administration Modernisation Project) - The project aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life at six targeted urban centres, especially the urban poor and women. The project will help Syrian cities improve their environmental practices, deliver better services, improve the efficiency of their financial management, create a conducive environment for job creation and better plan their urban growth. At central government level, the project will help to improve the management practices of the concerned ministries and assist in the devolution process by recommending modifications to the law on local administration. The specific objective of the project is to modernise the legislative framework and improve the urban management in six major cities of Syria. 00:00:19
00:34:44 Renovating the pavement in the Old City, Damascus (4 shots) 00:00:31
00:35:15 General views of Old City showing some of the problems that they are trying to deal with (bare wires, unlicensed building, garbage, mixed building materials), Damascus (6 shots)The project aims to improve local services and the Old City's appearance for both residents and visitors. 00:00:56
00:36:11 Street sweeper working in the Old City, Damascus (4 shots) 00:00:28
00:36:39 Views of illegal building on Jebel Qassioun, moutain overlooking Damascus (3 shots) Illegal building has increased on Jebel Qassioun over the last century. Most of the buildings have been built without planning permission and have safety and health issues related to them. The project aims to manage the situation more effectively and to advise rather than punish local residents where possible. 00:00:20
00:36:59 Views of Roman remains found close to Umayyad Mosque after a fire, work is now being undertaken to renovate the remains (4 shots)The MAM project also aims to renovate some of the older buildings in the Old City to make them suitable for re-habitation or for tourism needs. 00:00:43
00:37:42 Restoration of the Al Qawatli House which is approximately 240 years old, Old City, Damascus (4 shots). 00:00:55
00:38:37 Mechanical rubbish sweeper at work, Aleppo (4 shots) 00:00:38
00:39:15 Rubbish collection point, close to housing and main street, central Aleppo (6 shots). Children scavenge for recyclable rubbish. Small rubbish collection vehicles bring garbage to this site from which it is reloaded onto lorries. The project aims to improve the current rubbish collection problems faced in many parts of the country. 00:00:49
00:40:04 Rubbish collection point, Aleppo city limits (6 shots)Here rubbish from central collection points is reloaded onto bigger lorries ? with more recycling scavenging by children and adults 00:00:55
00:40:59 Land fill to which all the rubbish is transported and then buried, Tel Al Daman - 50 kms outside Aleppo (7 shots) 00:01:10
00:42:09 Incinerator used to destroy dangerous, sharp medical waste, on the outskirts of Aleppo (6 shots)Any body-parts have to be buried according to Islamic law. 00:01:05
00:43:14 General views of roundabout at King Feisal Street which is to be redeveloped into a one-way system, Aleppo (3 shots) 00:00:26
00:43:40 Installing new traffic lights at the Globe Roundabout, Aleppo (5 shots) 00:00:45
00:49:33 Exterior of Technopac, 35 kms outside Aleppo 00:00:07
00:49:40 Corrugated cardboard production line (12 shots) Technopac have been in business for 4 years and produce various types of cardboard packaging for local businesses on their state of the art production line. 00:01:48
00:51:33 Production looms at Indigo textiles, Hayyann Village (around 20 kms North of Aleppo) (6 shots) They have been weaving cotton textiles here for over 14 years and the SEBC helped them with HR and Organizational research. 00:00:55
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00:52:28 Exteriors of the Damascus Museum (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:52:29 9. Culture 00:05:10
00:52:50 Mural from the 3rd century which was restored with EC aid (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:53:12 Prehistoric exhibition funded by the EC (3 shots) 00:00:22
00:53:34 Painting from 3rd century restored with the help of the EC (Kahnan with family) (4 shots) 00:00:25
00:53:59 Roman Sarcophagus, Al Rastan (2 shots) 00:00:20
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