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Committee reviews plans to boost performance of Sharjah ports


The 7th periodic meeting of top officials is in progress in Kalba.

The Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah announced the implementation of all recommendations issued by it during the first half of this year related to the development of workflow to improve the general performance of all ports of the emirate, as well as the provision of the necessary facilities for the entry of goods and passengers, while adhering to the necessary precautionary and preventive measures.

This came during the 7th periodic meeting held at the Khatmat Milaha Border in Kalba, under the chairmanship of  Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, Chairman of the Committee, in the presence of members of the Committee.

The meeting reviewed the results of the annual audit of the land ports of the Emirate of Sharjah for the current year and identified the challenges and the necessary recommendations to tackle them and to enhance the strengths in order to improve the performance of all ports.

The committee also discussed the possibility of activating the check booths on trucks at the Khatm Milaha border port and following up on the latest developments regarding the port’s security plan.

Lauding the cooperation and interaction of the committee members as representatives of the official authorities in implementing and activating the recommendations issued by the Committee during the previous months, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi underlined that the Sharjah government and Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, are closely monitoring the work progress and performance of the committee.

Al Raisi urged all the concerned parties to double their efforts to improve the performance and outputs provided by the authorities operating in the ports and border points of the Emirate of Sharjah, in line with the directions of the Sharjah Government in this regard.

He also emphasized the importance of integration and harmony between all security and government agencies, and the continuation of providing excellent facilities and services to all customers, using the latest international technologies and the application of best practices.

Meanwhile, the Branches Department of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) announced the successful completion of the operational plan for the first half of 2021, underlining that the four offices of the SCCI in the regions of Al Dhaid, Kalba, Khorfakkan and Dibba Al Hisn have been successful in achieving all the goals and implementing all the planned programs.

The SCCI Branches Department has been keen to assume its role in enhancing and developing its performance towards its affiliated members in an optimal way through the launch of a number of vital and innovative projects and initiatives. This includes membership services through the Chamber’s website in addition to cooperation and coordination with the Department of Economic Development and Tas’heel centers to make it easier for business owners to complete their transactions electronically, which resulted in the rise of the number of new memberships at the Chamber’s branches.

Following the vision and directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and based on the diligent follow-up of SCCI’s Board of Directors, SCCI’s branches strive to achieve the highest levels of satisfaction, among the local business community through the quality of services, and the level of professionalism, stated Khalil Mohammed Al Mansoori, Director of the SCCI’s Branch Management.

SCCI’s four branches were keen to create numerous programs that would help overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The branches were also keen to organize field visits and meetings with the private sector to identify and raise their needs to the relevant government institutions, in addition to organizing workshops for affiliated members and many training programs for branch management staff to refine their skills and provide services that cater to the needs of the business community.

Al Mansoori pointed out that the Chamber’s branches have developed a complete vision and a comprehensive and clear plan for the second half of this year in order to achieve the SCCI’s strategic objectives in line with the plans and strategy of the UAE for the next fifty years. This includes many initiatives, programs, projects, and performance indicators to achieve the sought-after results.

The SCCI has expanded its initiatives aimed at assisting the development process in the Eastern and Central Regions, by developing innovative economic activities aimed at revitalizing the commercial and industrial movement. On the other hand, the SCCI is preparing to launch the Al Dhaid Date Festival from July 22 to 25, at the Al Dhaid Expo Centre, as well as the “Al Malih and Sea Fishing” Festival in Dibba Al Hisn and dozens of other economic activities, as part of the SCCI’s effort to support and promote development programs.


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