Drydocks in key Singapore partnership talks
Dubai, May 16, 2012
A high-level business delegation from Singapore met senior officials of Drydocks World, a prominent name in the maritime industry, and held strategic discussions on topics of mutual interest at its office in Dubai.
The discussions revolved around the company’s future business strategy and action plan for the company’s Singapore-based operations, areas of mutual co-operation and exchange of know-how and technical expertise and identifying areas of further development of relations and partnerships, said a Drydocks statement.
Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World received Tee Tua Ba, Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to the UAE and visiting delegates.
“We are focused on building strategic partnerships with key entities in trade and business in the maritime and related industries both in Singapore and the UAE. We hope to strengthen the cordial business relations that exist between the two countries, especially in maritime, oil, gas and energy sectors," remarked Juma Buamim.
"We are also looking at other possible areas of co-operation such as mixed-use maritime clusters on the framework of Dubai Maritime City and how these can be engaged to provide a thrust to growth in the sector," he added.
Drydocks World is actively engaged with several maritime organizations at various levels in Singapore such as Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI).
Experts from the Drydocks World - Singapore facility have been assisting in the development of curriculum and in establishing test certification for metal, steel and pipe fabrication.
The company is involved with the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to ensure that Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) is implemented. The shipyard provides approved testers in Scaffolding, Riggers and Signalmen Courses.
The Environment, Health & Safety Department does joint exercises with the Singapore Civil Defense Forces (SCDF) yearly, for mutually beneficial goals.
The delegation comprised Umej Bhatia, Consul-General of Singapore, Lester Lu, regional director (UAE, Qatar and Oman), (International Enterprises Singapore), Khalil Abu Baker, centre director of Economic Development Board (EDB) and Khairul Azman Rahmat.
The visiting delegation also met Ali Bin Towaih, vice president, Business Development, Administration and Strategies and Ahmed Amin, manager, Business Relations, Drydocks World.-TradeArabia News Service