Tamkeen backs 35 firms at Autumn expo
Manama, January 29, 2012
Bahrain's labour fund Tamkeen said it has supported 35 Bahraini enterprises to take part in the Autumn Fair through its enterprise development support programme “Tarweej”
This marks a five-fold increase in the number of Tamkeen beneficiaries compared to the last year's 7 who benefited at Autumn Fair, said a statement from Tamkeen.
Tarweej is one of the many schemes available to private sector enterprises aimed at enhancng the performance of Bahraini enterprises to make them more productive, efficient and competitive in line with the objectives of Bahrain’s 2030 Economic Vision.
The scheme covers 80 per cent of the participation costs in trade fairs, exhibitions, and other events.
“Tamkeen contributed nearly BD54,000 ($143,312) for supporting the business enterprises to participate in this year’s Autumn Fair,” said Tamkeen’s private sector support senior manager, Mohamed Bucheery.
'To date, Tamkeen has contributed more than BD1.6 million to enable more than 800 enterprises to be present in leading local, regional, and international events through the “Tarweej” Scheme,' he revealed.
This milestone, he said, was testimony to the programme’s success, and fuels its commitment to enable even more enterprises to find new growth opportunities through this and other Tamkeen enterprise support programmes.
Mohammed Al Sagheer, owner of Labelle Shop, which specializes in selling weight-loss products, said he has enrolled in several Enterprise Development Support Programmes and is very pleased with the outcome it has on his business.
This is the first time he is participating in the Autumn Fair through the “Tarweej” scheme.
Al Sagheer further said that he had reaped many benefits from his participation, including a having larger exhibition area, discovering new products, trends, and business opportunities, and promoting his brand in general.
Owner of Malaya Fashion, Zahra Hassan, a first-timer at the event, commended the support extended by Tamkeen, saying the event has enabled her to market her products and network with her counterparts and clientele, and urged all business owners in Bahrain to take advantage of Tamkeen’s programmes as she has.
Another business owner, Mohammed Fakhri owner of Fakhri Travel and Tourism Centre said his participation enabled him to have a broader platform by which he can offer his services to a wider audience, especially considering the huge volume of footfall the event has attracted thus far.
Fakhri said he was looking forward to take part in other exhibitions abroad through the support of the “Tarweej” scheme.-TradeArabia News Service