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The Syrian Cabinet is seeking to relaunch the activities of its Reconstruction Committee after months of suspension.


Despite statements by UN officials that Law No. 10 would be cancelled, the Syrian regime does not look set to withdraw it or stop the largescale dispossession of Syrians from their lands.


The government’s Reconstruction Committee has provided a list of the rehabilitation projects that are planned for this year.


At the beginning of this month the government made public for the first time some information on its efforts to devise a long-term strategy for post-war Syria.


The government’s reconstruction committee has announced that it would allocate money for the areas of Deir-ez-Zor that were taken back from the Islamic State last week.


Last week, the Government’s reconstruction committee met to discuss for the first time the devising of a broad reconstruction strategy although questions over finance and strategy remain unanswered.


The text below is the transition plan presented by the High Negotiation Commission, the main opposition's body in charge of negotiating an end to the Syrian war, in London on September 07, 2016.


The High Negotiation Commission
Executive Framework for a Political Solution Based on the Geneva Communiqué, September 2016


The government has provided a new estimate for the losses incurred by state institutions and infrastructure at the end of 2013.


The Syrian government has revised upwards its estimate of the total cost of the war on the country’s infrastructure and public sector assets.


The Syrian government has doubled its estimate of the damages suffered by Syria’s public sector and infrastructure as a result of the war, from only a few months ago.


Syria’s state-owned institutions have suffered from total losses of SYP 1.5 trillion since the beginning of the popular uprising two years ago, according to the government.


The Syrian government has estimated the total cost of the uprising gripping the country since March 2011 at USD 11 billion, or some SYP 1 trillion, by the fall of last year.