Jafza meets strategic business partners
Dubai, July 6, 2011
A delegation from Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) met key business partners including government authorities to discuss the recent developments in the free zone, as well as ways to improve infrastructure facilities and services.
Representatives from DP World, Dubai Customs, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Department of Economic Development (DED), Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD), Dubai Police, RTA, Land Department, DEWA, Etisalat, Dubai Courts, Dubai Airport, CID, Post Office and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) attended the event.
The interactive discussions focused on numerous initiatives including the Dubai Logistics Corridor, how it could benefit companies doing business from Jafza and its future impact on the logistics and operations as a whole.
The corridor links the Jebel Ali port and Jafza to Al Maktoum International Airport.
Talal Al Hashimi, managing director of EZW, UAE Region, Ibrahim Mohamed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO, Jafza and chief commercial officer, Fatma Salem, EVP & commercial director, Operations and Dr Amr El Sabban, SVP Engineering & Project Management, Property Department spoke to partners and answered their queries on operations and other initiatives.
Officials also announced that Jafza customers and visitors will be able to access Emirates Road directly from the South Zone this year.
The new road constructed to complement Jafza’s large-scale South Zone development plans which started in 2003, will further ease up traffic congestion and result in more streamlined movement into and out of the Free Zone.
Al Janahi said Jafza has a highly supportive network of business partners that works closely with them to accommodate the business needs of over 6500 companies and 115,000 people.
"Our operations have grown increasingly multifaceted and these meetings help us maintain constant dialogue with our partners and identify dynamically changing business requirements so we can facilitate the growth of our clients better," he added.
Attending partners were also briefed on Jafza’s growing suite of electronic services.
Recently Jafza has introduced a number of initiatives that have brought value-addition to customers, including support services such as the e-License, e-lease service, online service for payment of customer invoices.-TradeArabia News Service