President al-Assad refers draft state budget of 2017 to Parliament

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad referred on Wednesday the draft state general budget for the fiscal year of 2017 to the People’s Assembly.

Earlier this month, the Cabinet discussed the draft state budget for 2017 in both its running and investment sides in preparation for its final approval, setting the preliminary sum of the state budget at SYP 2660 billion which are distributed as SYP 1,982 billion for running expenditures and SYP 678 billion for investment expenditures, with sums dedicated to social support set at SYP 423 billion.

The funds of the general budget for the current year reached SYP 1980 billion.

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