DCCI receives a trade delegation from Philippines

DUBAI — Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee, Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), stressed the importance of construction sectors which is booming and developing in Dubai thanks to the Government's open economic policy which made the emirate of Dubai a major destination of businesses because of the giant investment projects carried out in the field of property and constructions that cope with the general strategic plan of the UAE's economic growth.

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Published: Thu 20 Apr 2006, 10:46 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:57 PM

The DCCI's director general received an official trade delegation from the Philippines headed by Edselt T. Custodio, Undersecretary at the Department of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by Antonio S. Curameng, Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE. The meeting was also attended by Ateeq Juma Naseeb, Director of Business Development Department in the DCCI, and Sultan Majid Lootah, Acting Director of Business Promotion Department in the DCCI.

Al Mutaiwee welcomed the visiting Filipino delegation stressing that the Filipino workforce in the UAE are recognised with their quality expertise and vocational qualifications which positively reflect on the future economic ties between Dubai and the Philippines. He underlined the key role of the DCCI in enhancing Dubai's economic stand which is growing in terms of exports and imports through the emirate's ports which helped Dubai to be a regional and international business hub. He also stressed Dubai's role in the general economic development of the country guided by the government's directives and the facilities it provides to investors and business community.

"The construction sector is one of the most important active economic sectors in Dubai. Investors willing to do business in this field should be strongly represented with their quality services in such a competitive market. The DCCI plays a key role in supporting the construction sector through setting up the Building and Civil Constructions Business Group which operates under the umbrella of the DCCI and represents a number of major construction companies operating in Dubai," said Al Mutaiwee.

Edselt T. Custodio, Undersecretary at the Department of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, praised the strong diplomatic and economic relations between the Philippines and the UAE, Dubai in particular, pointing out that his visit aims at discussing the potential ways to activate cooperation in construction engineering field and the possibility of setting up joint ventures.

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