The Freeport delegation was accompanied by HE the Ambassador and the Consul General from the Philippine Embassy in the UAE.
The delegation was received by Ibrahim Mohamed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer of Economic Zones World, and his team at the free zone.
The delegation sought to establish strong relationship with Jafza and explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the two entities. They wanted to see and learn from the Jafza’s highly acclaimed business model.
The AFAB officials also sought Jafza’s support in further developing their Freeport.
Philippine delegation and Jafza officials after a detailed meeting agreed and stressed on building a strong bilateral relations between the two sides. Jafza assured full support to Freeport officials in their efforts in this direction.
Ibrahim Mohamed Al Janahi said, “Jafza and Philippine enjoy a robust bilateral relations. We will be more than happy to extend our full support to AFAB in helping them further develop their Freeport by sharing our knowledge and experience in this respect. Jafza is the trade and logistics hub for the greater Middle East region comprising West Asia, Africa, the CIS and Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Huge investments are being made in most of the Middle Eastern countries in developing their economic infrastructure. This provides great opportunities to businesses engaged in construction and other infrastructure development related sectors, which covers practically the entire spectrum of businesses. We invite AFAB based companies to come to Jafza to explore opportunities in the region.”
“Jafza is currently home to over 7,000 world’s finest companies, which includes more than 120 Global Fortune 500 enterprises. These companies cater to the entire Middle East region from their respective regional headquarters in Jafza,” he further added.
AlJanahi briefed the delegation about the Jafza facilities, services and other free zone value propositions. He also briefly mentioned Jafza managed Djibouti Free Zone’s impressive growth and the free zone’s growing role in driving economic developed in the East African country. Subsequent to the meeting the delegation was taken on the physical tour of the free zone.
The Freeport Area of Bataan is located in the province of Bataan in the central Luzon region in the Philippines. The Freeport is spread over an area of approximately 1750 hectares and is home over 50 industries. The Freeport was created through an enactment-The Freeport Area of Bataan Act- which converted Bataan Export Processing Zone into the Freeport Area of Bataan.
1. Ibrahim Al Janahi, Dy. CEO of Jafza, presenting a memento to the Chairman and
Administrator of AFAB
About Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza):
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world’s leading free zones. Established in 1985, Jafza is today home to over 7,000 companies, including more than 120 of the Global Fortune 500 enterprises from across the world. It is a leading driver of the burgeoning UAE economy. Jafza is the region’s most efficient logistics hub and the only one in the world located between a top container terminal (Jebel Ali Port) and a top international airport (Al Maktoum International Airport), enabling the best in multi-modal connectivity.
As the leading business hub of the Middle East, it focuses on long term customer relationships and fosters alliances with global investors by providing them world class infrastructure duly supported with quality driven value added services and incentives, enabling them to avail huge business opportunities in the region, in the most efficient way.
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