Tamkeen backs 57 firms at Autumn Fair
Manama, January 22, 2013
Bahrain's labour fund Tamkeen said it is supporting the participation of 57 enterprises at the Autumn Fair 2013 through Tarweej, one the programmes under its flagship Enterprise Development Support programme.
The Autumn Fair, which will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibitions Center, is one of the largest shopping events that attracts thousands of shoppers from Bahrain and the GCC countries every year.
Twenty countries are taking part in this year's Autumn Fair, which will officially open on January 23 and run till January 31.
The number of Tamkeen-supported entrepreneurs who display their products in the annual Autumn Fair has constantly increased since 2011. While six enterprises were supported in 2011, the number doubled to 32 in 2012 and reached 57 this year.
Tarweej is a co-financing scheme designed to support enterprises and help them achieve sustainability by promoting their services and products through local and regional trade fairs and exhibitions.
Tamkeen’s private sector support senior manager Mohammed Bucheery said, "The consumer products sector is one of the important sectors in the Kingdom. Supporting the participation of Bahraini enterprises in this renowned event is, therefore, an essential part of our effort to develop the private sector in line with Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030."
Since the launch of the third phase of the Enterprise Development Support programme in February 2012, around 580 enterprises have benefited from Tarweej scheme, with a total support value of more than BD2 million.
All Bahraini entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility requirements for Tarweej scheme can sign up for participation in future local and international trade fairs, said the official.
"They should send their applications, along with all the required documents, to Tamkeen’s Enterprise Development Support Agency 10 days before the opening of local fairs and 30 days before the opening of foreign fairs," he added.-TradeArabia News Service