Aden Chamber of CommerceIndustrial constituents with international development expert discussed [Archives:2003/648/Local News]

July 7 2003

Deputy chairman of Aden chamber of commerce and industry Sheikh Abdulla Salem Al-Rammah has expressed optimism for the appointment of Dr Yahya Mohammed al-Shuaibi governor of Aden succeeding Mr Taha Ahmed Ghanim who had offered good services to the governorate. Sheikh al-Rammah pointed that the meeting organized by the Chamber, in cooperation with the new governor Dr al-Shuaibi, and included various relevant sides, was devoted to discuss constituents and concerns of industry. He stressed that he had found serious desire for offering more for this governorate promising prosperity to Yemen in general.
In a meeting with the international expert in development and environment the engineer Dr Ahmed Othman al-Khouli Tuesday 1 July , the Shiekh pointed out that the trilateral industrial sites of Aden, Lahj, and Abyan are of great industrial importance and one of the mainstay of the Yemen's economy.
Great efforts have been underway to urge Arab as well as foreign investors to make use of those three governorates.
Shiekh Al-Rammah Chamber said “I hope that the concerned bodies at the government and the local authority at the governorate would be able to mobilize their efforts in order to provide the essential services such as, electricity, water and telecommunications. Prices of those services have to be taken into consideration.”
The vice-chairman of the chamber of commerce and industry concluded by reviewing what had been achieved in the Aden Free Zone, especially regarding prices of pieces of land and the warehouse area. Containers number received at the port in 2000 reached about half a million but that number has receded now and we hope the activity to return with better momentum in the near future, he concluded.