By Muduvai Hidayath
ABU DHABI : Dr. Al Jaber bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, visited on Saturday the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD), a major centre for industrial companies in the region that operates under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Ports Group (AD Ports Group).
Dr. Al Jaber was briefed on how IDAC provides investors with promising opportunities for growth and prosperity and is considered one of the most important industrial cities locally, regionally, and even globally.
During the visit, the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology inaugurated a new production line for the Ajmal Steel Pipes Industry Company, a trusted international brand, and was also briefed on the efforts of Emirates Steel, which is the largest listed steel and building materials company in the country, as well as Gulf Fluor, which plays a major role in meeting the growing demand for aluminum fluoride in the region.
Dr. Al Jaber highlighted the important role of ICAD, with its advanced infrastructure, integrated solutions, and the distinct capabilities that it provides to manufacturers, companies and investors in Abu Dhabi in a way that supports the growth of local industries and attracts foreign capital.
Shahul Hameed, Managing Director of the company, said, “We welcome the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and we reiterate the quality of locally produced products, such as our pipes, which are used by oil and gas companies in the UAE. We also export our products to the US, Canada, Europe and many other countries, and we are part of the ‘Make It in the Emirates’ initiative launched by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, which supports us in a way that enhances our economic industrial activity and expands our trade relations globally.”
He added, “We will expand production to reach 1 million metric tonnes within a few years, and our products have obtained the most important international certificates, such as ISO, OSHAD, FM, UL, API, CE & amp, thanks to the support of the UAE Government and the various entities in Abu Dhabi.”
These tours by the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, are a continuation of previous tours to a number of industrial sites across the country, which highlight the Ministry’s role in enhancing the UAE’s industrial position. The tours also help to review the status of companies and industrial institutions and provide support and benefits, as part of the Ministry’s strategy to enhance the contribution of the industrial sector to the UAE economy and transform the UAE into an attractive destination for advanced and technological industries.