Syria needs investments of $50 billion during the upcoming ten years to confront decreased growth rates and productivity and growing unemployment.
Updated studies indicate that 4 million of those able to work in Syria do not participate in the productivity process or the development. They constitute 45% of the Syrian manpower.
Press reports indicated that the value of investments under law No. 10 since its issuance in 1991 amounted just to 30% of the $8 billion, which were supposed to be invested in a natural manner. This means that Syria’s plans need to be reviewed. According to ONA, it also needs an economic plan able to achieve an economic growth that exceeds 6% per year. (menareport.com)
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