The Higher Council for Economic and Social Planning, on Tuesday, approved additional funding for a number of projects that have been affected by changes and the current conditions affecting the agriculture, industry, health, education, petroleum, mineral resources, media, and services sectors.
During a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Council decided to continue the government’s social support plan and focusing investment spending on agricultural and industrial production, as well as continuing to restore services in areas liberated from terrorism.
The Council also assessed the implementation of public sector projects from 2017 budgets related to economic projects, and the general state budget for the first half of 2018.
Premier Khamis stressed that the state will not abandon social support programs and will continue the subsidizing of bread, electricity, water, health, and education, along with supporting productive sectors and the families of martyrs and wounded persons.
The Planning and International Cooperation Agency analyzed the performance of economic public sector establishments in 2017, during which the overall industrial exports amounted to SYP 3.38 billion against SYP 23.4 billion in imports, while the resources at establishments operated by the Ministry of Industry amounted to SYP 276 billion.
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