The Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development between Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt and Jordan provides opportunities for growth, especially in the aluminum and petrochemical manufacturing sector in Bahrain, Minister of Industry and Commerce Abdulla bin Adel Fakhro has said.
The minister was speaking after conducting an inspection visit to Aluminum Bahrain (Alba). Alba Chairman Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa and Chief Executive Officer of Alba Ali Al Baqali, and other officials were also present, said a Bahrain News Agency report.
The minister praised the role of industrial companies in Bahrain in developing the national economy, supporting the objectives of the Industrial Sector Strategy (2022-2026) and implementing the objectives of the 2030 Economic Vision.
He noted that the Industrial Sector Strategy targets a number of industries and aligns with the Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development initiative.
The initiative also offers opportunties for clean industries, including renewable energy and green and blue hydrogen, which support Bahrain’s commitment to reach zero neutrality by 2060, along with food, pharmaceutical, and microelectronics industries.
The minister toured the company and took stock of the progress of work on the sixth smelting line project, praising Alba’s standing as the largest aluminum smelter in the world, the report said.