Source: WAM

Khalfan Ahmed Misfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Umm Al Quwain, confirmed that the emirate possesses many elements that help it to strengthen national and global partnerships that are in the interest of the national and local economy of Umm Al Quwain

Khalfan Mesfer said to the Emirates News Agency that the Umm Al Quwain Chamber is working in cooperation with all concerned federal and local agencies in supporting the process of sustainable economic development in the country through implementing the vision and strategy of the state and the Umm Al Quwain government, indicating that the chamber is concerned with studying all draft laws, regulations, procedures and a statement of views on them. It laid down its strategy for the coming years in accordance with the basic parameters of the strategy of the UAE and the Umm Al Quwain government

He explained that the Umm Al Quwain Chamber is working to support investors and provide the appropriate environment for the development of the business sector through the existing programs, councils and committees under the umbrella of the Chamber, which include the “Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Program for the Care of Youth Projects” that was established in 2009 based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, so that the program is a tributary, aid, and supporter of entrepreneurs in establishing their national projects by providing feasibility studies, introducing and promoting these projects and providing the appropriate climate for the development of their activities, especially in the field of exemptions from license fees and room fees, and providing other areas of care and support, in addition to the Council Businesswomen in Umm Al Quwain, which was established in 2013 based on the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Umm Al Quwain in support of the role of women in their ability to develop economic activities by working to coordinate their efforts and address obstacles, indicating that the Council is linked in its tasks and organizations and supports its plans to the Chamber’s Board of Directors, as it works under The Chamber’s umbrella is specialized sectoral committees formed by the Board of Directors in accordance with the provisions of the law and includes the Economic Committee and the Industrial Committee , The Media Committee, the Registration and Membership Committee

Services and facilities

On the facilities provided by the Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support investment … Khalfan Ahmed Mesfer said: The Chamber provides many services and facilities to serve the business sector, especially in the field of providing the appropriate climate for investment and supporting it through cooperation and coordination with all agencies concerned with economic activity and investment, whether through The Chamber’s website, which is subject to continuous development, in addition to providing services and information to investors inside or outside the emirate, especially in the field of investment procedures and obtaining a license, as it works to attract investors and motivate them to communicate with them through the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Gulf, Arab and foreign chambers and commercial consulates in the country And unions and chambers of the Gulf, Arab and international levels

11,521 projects

He explained that the projects affiliated with the Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry in light of the information base amounting to 11521 projects licensed by the Department of Economic Development and registered in the Chamber, indicating that the distribution of these projects to economic activities includes 1268 industrial projects and 3768 commercial projects, in addition to 6485 different professional projects.

On the Chamber’s role in supporting the industrial sector…Msfer said that it is important to emphasize the need to support industrial activity because it is the axis of progress and technology, and that it can be an active element in exploiting the capabilities available in the UAE and interacting with the world and foreign markets through the development of national exports that have taken place for them Distinguished in the global markets

Industrial projects

He pointed out that the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain embraces 1268 various industrial projects, including, for example, “the manufacture of insulation materials for construction, refining car and motor oils, construction materials factories, factories producing electrical supplies, advanced boat production factories, a factory for the production of automobile and reinforced glass, and multiple food factories. , Furniture and carpentry factories », pointing out that the chamber is working on organizing a forum and exhibition“ Made in the UAE ”, which will in turn be a hub for the meeting of manufacturers and merchants in the country, in support of the national industry and is similar to the forum and exhibition“ Made in Umm Al Quwain ”that the Chamber held in late 2019, which achieved participation He worked on publicizing the industry in Umm Al Quwain

Tourism investment

In response to a question about the Chamber’s role in supporting tourism investment … Mesfer said that the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain occupies a privileged position on the tourist map, as it overlooks the sea from several sides and has dependent islands in addition to large areas in some desert areas, indicating that the definition of all These privileges enjoyed by Umm Al-Quwain in addition to working to create suitable conditions and climate for investment that make the room in the path of the relevant authorities to encourage tourism investment, and the Chamber is keen to make its new building a tourist and civil landmark, in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Umm Al-Quwain

Khalfan Misfer explained that the chamber was able to contribute to the development of its business administration activities through agreements, memoranda of understanding and partnership with local authorities at the state level and the Gulf and international levels in addition to activating the role of the business sector by virtue of the Chamber being a founding member of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the country, in addition to its partnership With bodies in the local government, including the Smart Government and the Department of Economic Development, in order to facilitate and develop the business sector

Corona 

With regard to the Chamber’s work during the Corona pandemic … he explained that the Chamber is part of the state institutions and the government of Umm Al Quwain in implementing the central directives issued in the field of confronting the Corona pandemic, and the Chamber hastened to educate the projects affiliated to it of the need to work according to the central controls issued in this regard … It was quick to implement the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Umm Al Quwain to reduce the membership fees by 50% while following up on the recommendations of the Central Crisis Committee and informing the projects of all developments in this regard, pointing out that the Chamber works in cooperation and coordination with all relevant authorities to confront this pandemic

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