Vietnam eyes Dubai free zone ties
Dubai, November 20, 2011
A high-level Vietnamese delegation recently met senior officials from Jafza to discuss the investment opportunities in the Dubai free zone and ways to increase the scope of co-operation between the two sides.
The 37-member delegation was led by Vietnamese Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Luong Le Phuong.
The team also included several senior officiaals including the chairman of Sao Khue, Vietnam’s most successful investment & trade promotion organization, Ambassador and Commercial Counsellor to the UAE, Director of Department of Industry and Trade, Kien Giang Province among other envoys.
Officials from various bodies and organisations from Kien Giang, the southern province of An Giang and other areas of Vietnam were also there at the meeting.
The delegation met Talal Al Hashimi, managing director of Economic Zones World, UAE Region, the parent organisation of Jafza and held key discussions.
The talks focused on investment opportunities, facilities and services offered by Jafza to help companies serve the Middle East markets efficiently. The visitors were later taken on an extensive tour of the Free Zone's various award-winning facilities.
Introducing Jafza to the delegation, Al Hashimi explained the important role it has played and continues to play in overall development of Dubai.
He also shared Jafza’s dynamic business vision of creating a multi-dimensional logistics platform with world class infrastructure and services to facilitate trade across the region.
Talal Al Hashimi said, "Currently, companies from Vietnam are underrepresented in Jafza and we feel there is enormous potential to reverse that phenomenon."
"Jafza’s unmatched infrastructure facilities and value-added free zone advantages will help facilitate the growth of these companies and help them target untapped markets in the Mena region," he added.-TradeArabia News Service