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SCCI to reinforce Sharjah economic sector’s growth


Officials during the event.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), represented by the Sharjah Training & Development Centre, has signed recently a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Smart Solutions Management & Consultancy Services Company (SSMCSC) to enhance the mutual cooperation between both parties.

The MoU comes as part of the SCCI’s keenness on establishing partnerships with all government and private sectors, so as to serve the interest of SCCI employees and members, and reinforce Sharjah economic sector’s growth.

The MoU will be covering enormous domains including the cooperation and exchange of experiences in holding internationally certified training programs, provision of evaluation services, institutional training and consultancy services to increase the competency of SCCI staff and members at all levels.

In addition to providing the qualified trainers to achieve the quality and excellence standards, and to fulfil ISO 9001’s requirements.

The signing ceremony was held at SCCI premises, in the presence of Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI’s Chairman and Jacob Yas, Director of Smart Solutions Management & Consultancy Services Company.

The event was also attended by Mohamed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, the SCCI’s Director-General, Maryam Saif Al Shamsi, Assistant General Director, Support Services Sector of the SCCI and a number of SCCI and company officials.

In this context, Abdallah Sultan Al Owais said that the SCCI pays great attention to its staff and members in terms of offering them the necessary training that meets their expectations.

Al Owais also pointed out that this agreement is part of the SCCI’s constant endeavors to provide the best levels of knowledge and to bring the advanced expertise to its employees, in accordance with the highest standards that bolster the work environment and develop the employees’ performance in a motivational professional atmosphere.

Furthermore, the MoU reflects SCCI’s keenness on consolidating the notions of quality, excellence, and culture of innovation, through enhancing partnerships and sharing experiences with various institutions supportive of economic development in the Emirate of Sharjah.

For her part, Maryam Saif Al Shamsi said: “Sharjah Training & Development Centre is always keen on building strategic partnerships with the major centres of excellence in the training field locally and internationally. Through these partnerships, we aim to hold high-quality training programs that contribute to imparting knowledge and achieving the Centre’s objectives in terms of implementing the best-approved practices in training and occupational development fields.”

The two sides have agreed to enhance the mutual work and cooperation in the fields of preparing, promoting, organizing and holding training programs, through the utilisation of the experiences and potentials of each side.

This will positively affect the performance of the participants in these programmes and enhance their knowledge, thus improving the work quality.

Meanwhile the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) said that the first half of 2019 has witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of the new companies that joined the SCCI, where the number of the new members reached 2720 members, with a growth rate of 14 per cent compared to the same time of the last year.

These numbers reflect the flexible business environment in the Emirate of Sharjah and the fast-growing capability of maintaining its position as a global hub for companies and those seeking an extraordinarily creative environment, in addition to be an attractive destination for new investment in various sectors.

The SCCI revealed that the renewed memberships have recorded a growth of 2 per cent compared to 2018. The total number of new and renewed memberships is 32870 memberships, making an increase of 3 per cent than the last year.

The SCCI’s branches in Al-Dhaid, Khorfakkan, Kalba and Dibba Al-Hisn have achieved an increase in their memberships by 2 per cent. While 1224 new memberships have been registered for the companies operating at Sharjah free zones and willing to take advantage of the SCCI services.

Concerning the certificates of origin, the SCCI said that the number of these certificates during the first half of 2019 reached 46048 certificates. These indicators prove that the Emirate of Sharjah is a key destination for investment and that the Emirate is on the right track to enhance the competitiveness of its business community, in addition to innovating solutions and initiatives that ensure a sustainable growth at all levels in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Mohamed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of the SCCI, said: “The increasing number of memberships in the first half of this year is a positive indicator on the growing confidence by investors in Sharjah’s business environment.”

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