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Tamkeen backs 55 firms for Gulf Industry Fair

Manama, January 13, 2013

Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, is supporting around 55 companies in the industrial sector to take part in the upcoming Gulf Industry Fair, the leading annual Northern Gulf business-to-business (B2B) event.

Tamkeen is offering the support to the companies through its Tarweej scheme, one of the main plans under its flagship Enterprise Development Support Programme, to showcase their industrial products and services.

Gulf Industry Fair 2013 is set to take place in Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre January 15 to 17.

Tamkeen’s Tarweej Scheme is a co-financing Scheme designed to support business enterprises achieve sustainability by expanding the outreach of their products and services through local and regional exhibitions.

Mohammed Bucheery, senior manager - Private Sector Support at Tamkeen, said: “Having a robust industrial sector is central to achieving the goals outlined in Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, so we are pleased to provide the need support to Bahraini Businesses that will showcase the strength of Bahrain’s industrial sector through this event.”

“We also believe that having these companies be part of the Bahrain Pavilion at this prestigious event will cement Bahrain’s reputation as one of the leading industrial nations within the region” he added.

Since the third phase of the Enterprise Development Support programme commenced in Feb 2012, around 580 business enterprises have benefited from the Tarweej scheme with a total support amount of over BD1 million ($5.24 million), a statement said.

Entrepreneurs that fit the criteria and wish to benefit from “Tarweej” Scheme in upcoming national and International exhibitions may submit their applications to the Enterprise Development Support Agency with the required documents within 10 days of a local exhibition and 30 days for an external exhibition, it added. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Bahrain | Exhibition | Gulf Industry Fair | Tamkeen | Enterprise Development | Tarweej |

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