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Chamber reviews ways to strengthen economy

Bahrain News
Thu, 14 Apr 2016

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) held its 10th board meeting at Beit Al Tijjar.

Chaired by first deputy chairman Khalid Al Zayani, the session stressed the pivotal role of the chamber in revitalising the national economy.

It decided to review the work of all committees and joint business councils to achieve goals and meet the aspirations of the
trading community. 

A committee has also been set up to discuss and co-ordinate visits to ensure maximum benefit from overseas’ business trips. 

It will include as members Mr Al Zayani, treasurer Isa Al Refai, and board members Shaikha Hind
bint Salman Al Khalifa and Adel Al A’ali. 

The committee has been tasked to submit a report detailing proposed visits in the upcoming
board meeting. 

Executive board member Ahmed bin Hindi will chair a new committee tasked to deliver ideas and launch quality projects. 

It will contact commercial banks to reschedule loans granted to companies that have stalled projects, as a first step, which will be followed by other initiatives in the coming period. 

The board members discussed a number of issues referred by parliament and decided to engage as many members as possible to gauge their viewpoints. 

It endorsed the hosting of the second GCC-Turkish Business Forum, which will be organised by the chamber in Bahrain, in co-operation with the GCC Chambers Union.

It approved the BCCI’s participation in the 105th International Labour Conference, scheduled to be held in Geneva between May 29 and June 11 as part of the tripartite delegation. 

Other participations were also endorsed. 

It has also endorsed a proposal to set up a committee in charge of the sector of cafés and restaurants to reflect its ever-growing economic importance.

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