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Budget and Accounts Committee discusses 2017 budgets of Internal Trade, Economy and Transport ministries

Damascus, -The Budget and Accounts Committee at the People's Assembly on Thursday discussed the 2017 budget of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection and Economy and Foreign Trade ministries.

The Economy and Foreign Trade ministry's 2017 investment budget was set at SYP 1,257,600,000, while the Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Ministry's budget was set at SYP 15,135,500,000.

For his part, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Adib Mayyaleh affirmed that the ministry pays great attention to the exports sector by focusing on exporting agricultural crops, textile industry and other items to provide facilitations for industrialists and artisans to increase their products and export them.

For his part, Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Abdullah al-Gharbi affirmed that there is no increase in the price of the bread, indicating that the ministry is implementing a new experience to set up development centers to improve the rural areas.

Later, the committee discussed the Transport Ministry's 2017 investment budget which was set at SYP 22,291,150,000.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency