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ITU Regional Development Forum 2008:
"Bridging the ICT standardization gap in developing countries" for the Arab Region, 20 – 22 (a.m.) July 2008
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1. Venue

Meeting name

– ITU Arab Regional Development Forum 2008: "Bridging the ICT standardization gap in developing countries", (20-22 a.m. July 2008)

Note – Those two meetings will be followed immediately by the Arab States WTSA-08 preparatory meeting (22-24 July)

Place:

Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE) headquarters
Damascus, Syria Mezzeh Autostrade

Contact for organizational matters

Mr Ramzi Ramadan, Director of Public Relations,
Tel: +963 11 612 2645
Fax: +963 11 612 1645
e-mail: pub-dir@net.sy

2. Proposed accommodation

Kindly be advised that it is recommended for participants to reserve their hotel accommodations via telephone or fax, by sending the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the hotels, indicating their arrival schedules, with a copy to the meeting coordinator, Mr. Ramzi Ramadan (fax: +963116121645) before 8 July 2008 (see list of hotels below).

3. List of proposed hotels

Cham Palace Hotel (*****)
Single room: Euro (100) +12% government tax
Double Room: Euro (120) +12% government tax
Tel: +963 11 22 32 300 Fax: +963 11 22 26 178 / 22 26 180
(15 Minutes by car from STE)
Sheraton Hotel (*****)
Single room: Euro (110) +13% government tax
Double Room: Euro (110) +13% government tax
Tel: +963 11 22 29 300 Fax: +963 11 22 43 607
(10 Minutes by car from STE)
Le Meridien (*****)
Single room: Euro (100) +12.3% government tax
Double Room: Euro (100) +12.3% government tax
Tel: +963 11 22 29 200 Fax: +963 11 22 33 303
(12 Minutes by car from STE)
Semiramis Hotel (*****)
Single room: US$ (120) +12.5% government tax
Double Room: US$ (140) +12.5% government tax
Tel: +963 11 21 20 225 Fax: +963 11 22 16 797
(20 Minutes by car from STE)
Fardos Tower Hotel (****)
Single room: US$ (88) government tax included.
Double Room: US$ (100) government tax included.
Tel: +963 11 22 32 101 Fax: +963 11 22 35 602
(20 Minutes by car from STE)
Blue Tower Hotel (****)
Single room: Euro (100) +12% government tax
Double Room: Euro (110) +12% government tax
Tel: +963 11 33 40 240 Fax: +963 11 33 42 112
(20 Minutes by car from STE)
Queen Center Rotana Suites (****)
JUNIOR SUITE: Euro (100) +13% government tax
Tel: +96311 66 64 185 Fax: +96311 66 68 150
(4 Minutes by car from STE)
Carlton Hotel (****)
Single room: US$ (95) +16% government tax.
Double Room: US$ (110) +16% government tax.
Tel: +963 11 21 20 000 Fax: +963 11 21 22 007
(15 Minutes by car from STE)
Al-Salam Hotel (**)
Single room: Euro (20) tax included.
Double Room: Euro (25) tax included.
Tel: +963 11 22 16 674 Fax: +963 11 22 15 031
(20 Minutes by car from STE)

4. Transportation

STE will provide transportation from Airport to the hotels above mentioned only and from the hotels to the meeting venue and vice versa.

5. Visa requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Syria. Each participant (not holding an Arab passport) is requested to consult the Syrian Embassy in his/her country of origin to obtain the visa.

In case there is no Embassy or Consulate of Syria in your country, it is recommended to send, at least two weeks before the meeting, a copy of your passport to Mr. Ramzi Ramadan, Director of Public Relations, Syrian Telecommunication Establishment, Fax (++963 11 612 1645) Tel (++963 11 612 2645) in order to assist in issuing your visa.

6. General Information:

  • Local time: GMT +3
  • Climate: 30-36 ْ C
  • Telephone services: will be provided by STE.
  • Electrical current: 220 AC
  • The official currency is the Syrian Lira
Exchange rate: 1 Euro. = 72 SL (approx)
1 US$ = 45 SL (approx)
 

 

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