ZonesCorp contributes with Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi in completing "Economic Survey" project
WAM Abu Dhabi, May 21st, 2012 (WAM) -- The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) has joined efforts with the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) in the latter's recently launched economic survey project and is set to cover the entire Emirate, including Al Ain and the Western Region.
ZonesCorp confirmed its support for the initiative, which aimed at accumulating latest figures and data for years 2010-2011 pertaining to seven key sectors: construction and building materials, retail and wholesale trade and maintenance of vehicles and motorcycles, transport and storage, Information and Communications, Finance and Insurance (banks, insurance companies, etc.), Services (hotels, restaurants, and companies providing services in property, healthcare, education, law, personal accounting, social initiatives, sports, etc.), and Mining and Manufacturing Industries- including the production and distribution of water, electricity and sewage systems.
Commenting on the recent joint initiative, Mohamed Hasan Al Qamzi, CEO of ZonesCorp said: "ZonesCorp is always working towards establishing itself as a key player in achieving the Emirate's 2030 vision, and we understand the importance of compiling a comprehensive, accurate statistical database in supporting decision making processes for the leaders of Abu Dhabi. This has led us to welcome this project with SCAD to facilitate communication channels with the largest number of factories working within our different zones, since we have extensive experience in organizing, licensing and overseeing economic and industrial operations within our areas and also within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi." As part of its cooperation, ZonesCorp will be providing a list of factories operating within its zones (ICAD I, II, '&' III and Al Ain Industrial Cities I '&' II) to SCAD, in addition to spreading awareness to factories and investors regarding the Economic Survey project and communicating the importance of providing accurate numerical data and figures. ZonesCorp will also be providing all the information related to this project to factory representatives and to clients, while encouraging them to cooperate with SCAD researchers in filling out necessary forms, in order to support this effort that is meant to enhance the Emirate's economy and achieve the Vision 2030.
Butti Ahmed Mohammed Bin Butti Al Qubaisi, SCAD's Director General, stated: "The Statistics Center Abu Dhabi is committed to supporting decision and policy makers in developing all areas in the Emirate, including the seven sectors found within this project, by providing them with the most accurate and updated information. Our aim is to actively contribute to the development of these industries and to ensure that they meet the best, professional global standards, due to their important role in developing our economy." ZonesCorp had signed a service level agreement with SCAD in 2011, to exchange information, data and figures, where it understood the positive effects of this cooperation on other sectors and on Abu Dhabi's economy.