[size=36]Russia is investing heavily in developing a Syrian port[/size]
Russia contributes to the development of the Syrian port of Tartous.
A Russian newspaper quoting Russian Ambassador to Syria Ambassador Alexander Yevimov said that the investment of Russian capital would increase transport and shipping traffic at Tartous port 10 times from 4 million tons a year to 38 million tons.
Russia is also upgrading the supply of its warships and the maintenance of its ships in the port of Tartous, seeking to turn the point of supply and maintenance in Tartous port to a military naval base, according to Nizavisimaya Gazeta.
The newspaper reported that the Syrian-Russian agreement allows the presence of 11 Russian naval vessels in the port of Tartus at the same time.
The newspaper concluded that Russia is spending a lot of money to develop the port of Tartous and the establishment of a naval base there