During their meeting on Tuesday, March 7, members of MSA economic committee, stressed the importance of supporting small and medium enterprises, benefiting from available advantages the Syrian economy and focus on the driving sectors of the economy.
Discussions dealt with forms of public sector facilities and the participatory management approach so as to separate management from ownership, transfer of public sector companies into joint stock companies, as a measure to be reflected positively on the management pattern.
View points were identical that the government should be a guide to determine duties and responsibilities, to improve the regulatory system so that the control over the attained results, and to concentrate on the financial, economic, social and environmental dimensions of economic activities.
The participants debated economic projects of success in countries of similar experiences but , failed in the Syrian case, including, but not limited to the experiences of the Aga Khan Foundation for Economic Development and projects on animal husbandry in Deraa province, with an emphasis on planning crops by region, soil and climate, to have an economic driving force , to be able to run economically feasible projects , and to develop a future strategy, with continued commitment to maintaining state ownership.
The members agreed on following -up discussions on topics listed on the meeting agenda during their next meeting on March 28th.