DUBAI: UAE-based Abu Dhabi Ports has offered world-class infrastructure and dedicated investor support to Indian industrialists in a bid to help them expand their businesses in the Gulf region and boost trade ties.
Abu Dhabi Ports - the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate - has offered facilities of its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, Kizad, and Khalifa Port, to Indian businessmen.
"As Indian businesses based in the UAE and India are keen to expand their business, we are happy to introduce the unique offerings of Kizad and Khalifa Port to them," said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports.
"Kizad's outstanding access to markets, world-class infrastructure and dedicated investor support - with Khalifa Port at its doorstep, will prove attractive to their businesses and expansion plans. I am confident that our offerings have the potential to support their efforts to boost trade ties between India and the UAE," he said.
The facilities and infrastructure available for businesses in Kizad, the industrial and logistics hub of the Khalifa Port, were detailed in the half-day event entitled 'Opportunities in Abu Dhabi, A Global Trade, Manufacturing and Logistics Hub'.
Indian Ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam delivered the keynote speech at the event, which attracted over 70 top Indian businessmen from across the UAE.
Indian Business and Professional Council President Kulwant Singh said that many Indian investors are keen to invest in the UAE, especially in Abu Dhabi.
"We appreciate the efforts and information shared by Abu Dhabi Ports and promise to arrange delegation visits to Kizad and Khalifa Port in the near future," he said.
Many Indian businesses have already set up their businesses in Kizad. The industrial zone also provides solutions to meet investors' evolving requirements, such as Kizad Logistics Park, Light Industrial Units and Free-Zone Offices.
Currently, Kizad has around 80 national and international investors, and a total of 13 million square metres of land leased, which represents a total investment of more than $13 billion.