VOL. XXXI

NO. 30

2-MAY-1988

SYRIA

Five-Year Oil Investments Sets Unattainably High

Syria's oil and gas development plan for the five years 1986-1990, drawn upwith assistance from the World Bank, envisages a total expenditure of $2.325bn,according to the Syrian paper presented to the Fourth Arab Energy Conferenceheld in Baghdad on 14-17 March The paper states that the aim of the plan is"to maintain the energy equilibrium" in Syria up to the year 2000, butadmits that a shortage of funds is...