Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 22

29-May-2006

SYRIA

Syria Seeks To Boost Economic Growth Under New Plan

The Syrian economy grew by 5.5% in 2005, mainly as a result of a growth in non-oil exports and revenue from tourism, as well the inflow of investment income and higher tax revenue, according to the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs 'Abd Allah al-Dardari. We are working on a strategy to raise the growth rate to 7% by 2010, he said at the opening of an international investment...