Manama: GPIC’s efforts to enhance the role of Bahraini women in various fields have been praised by a top executive.
This came as Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) vice-chairman and chief executive Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan led a delegation to GPIC. They were received by GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery and other top officials.
Mr Al Benyan praised GPIC’s efforts to enhance the role of Bahraini women in various fields and to allow them access to leadership positions as part of its equal opportunity policy, setting an example in Bahrain and other Gulf states.
He said the GCC’s petrochemical industry should take steps to meet the challenges they are facing while taking into account the need to focus on important elements that constitute the backbone of the success of organisations and maintain the highest standards of security and occupational safety.
He also spoke about the rapid changes the world had witnessed and stressed the need to keep up with these by developing future plans and expansion projects.
The visit of Mr Al Benyan, as part of co-operation between the two companies, was to take a look at GPIC’s facilities, operations and training activities.
Dr Jawahery hailed the co-operation and co-ordination between the two sides being shareholders in the company. They also discussed ways to enhance relations.
Dr Jawahery spoke about Sabic’s leading role in the petrochemicals sector, which contributes to its pole position of the GCC industry.
Mr Al Benyan praised close relations between the two companies for the last 35 years. He said GPIC is one of the most successful projects that Sabic has been involved in.
The delegation toured various facilities in the complex, including the Academy of Leadership and Learning to take a look at its special courses for employees as well as for university students. They praised the academy’s advanced curriculum and listened to a detailed explanation on plants operations. They visited the e-learning centre, looked at the production and export operations as well as had a tour of environmental projects in the complex.
The delegation expressed admiration at the facilities within the complex and praised the successful co-operation among GCC countries in the industrial field. They said the visit was an opportunity to look closely at successful and committed Bahraini companies that maintain the environment.