Syria to invest US$100 billion in economic development
The Syrian government plans in conjunction with the private sector to allocate US$ 100 billion for economic development during the 11th 5-year plan, which starts in 2011 and ends in 2015.
Dr. Abdullah Dardari the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, said that his country is interested in establishing strong partnerships with the private sector, and urged French companies to invest in infrastructure, tourism, industry, agriculture, and projects related to banking and financial services. He made these comments during the opening of an economic forum organized by the Syrian - French Business Council,
Dardari emphasized that Syria's important and strategic geopolitical position can be a catalyst for French businessmen to set up projects and enjoy access also to neighboring countries.