Drydocks World holds strategic meeting with Singapore delegation
WAM Dubai, May 16th, 2012 (WAM) -- Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World received the Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador (NRA) to the United Arab Emirates, Tee Tua Ba and his accompanying delegation and held talks on issues of mutual interest.
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. "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. 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," said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
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 high-level delegation was comprised of Umej Bhatia, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore, Lester Lu, Regional Director (UAE, Qatar and Oman), IE Singapore (International Enterprises Singapore), Khalil Abu Baker, Centre Director of Economic Development Board (EDB) and Khairul Azman Rahmat also met Ali Bin Towaih, VP - Business Development, Administration and Strategies and Ahmed Amin, Manager - Business Relations, Drydocks World. The Ambassador was pleased with the meeting and the importance of cooperation and work in evolving business strategies of Drydocks World and sought to exchange ideas and best practices.