Latest News Syria: People's Assembly

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Nov. 8.2012, DAMASCUS, (SANA) - The People's Assembly, chaired by its Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham, on Thursday referred the bill of general state budget for the fiscal year 2013 to the budget committee for scrutiny.

Members of the People's Assembly stressed that the exceptional circumstances taking place in Syria require exceptional economic, financial and social policy to face the crisis and enhance the national steadfastness.

They underlined the need for delivering subsides to those in need, particularly under the current situation in the country, the economic embargo and the unjust sanctions which negatively affected the citizens' living conditions.

Some MPs called for rising the approbations of affected cities and provinces and restoring services to these areas as soon as possible.

Minister of Finance Mohammad Jleilati said that the 2013 general state budget was set up in light of the current circumstances taking place in the country.

He added that the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Syria requires an investment budget whose approbations will be provided through foreign loans, indicating the SYP 30 billion included in the 2013 budget under the reconstruction term will be allocated to maintenance and rehabilitation works as the total amount allocated for this purpose is estimated at SYP 2000 billion.

R . Raslan/ Ghossoun


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