Minister of Energy Praises GOIC Capacity to Promote Qatari, Gulf Industries

Doha, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada said that over the last 40 years, the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) has proved its unique capacity to promote the industrial sector in Qatar and the Gulf.

Addressing the GOIC 40th anniversary celebration, HE Dr. Al Sada commended GOIC for its vital role in the preparation of a unified GCC industrial strategy and in carrying out several studies as tasked by the Industrial Cooperation Committee that has always been a beacon and guide to implement the visions of GCC leaders. “Thus, Qatar’s Ministry of Energy and Industry is always keen to coordinate with GOIC to deploy concerted efforts to promote and develop the industrial sector, which contributes to economic growth in Qatar and all over the GCC”, said Dr. Al Sada.

“The State of Qatar had a major contribution to the establishment of GOIC first cornerstones when HE late Sheikh Faisal bin Thani bin Jassem Al-Thani, Qatar’s former Minister of Industry and Agriculture launched an initiative to establish the Organization in 1976. All GCC countries later joined His Excellency’s initiative to reflect their strong belief in this important industrial entity and its role to achieve industrial integration in the Gulf and their belief in the importance of the industrial sector to boost economic growth,” he said.

HE Dr. Al Sada added: “Throughout this long journey, GOIC has endeavoured to spread industrial knowledge, provide information and data and introduce industrial opportunities to be implemented by various countries in the region. GOIC fulfilled the requirements of many concerned parties like policy-makers, decision-makers, investors, researchers, students and journalists. In fact, the Organization used its extensive consulting expertise to introduce several industrial investment opportunities in various promising sectors, in addition to absent industries in the Gulf, to strengthen competitiveness of these countries in the region and the world.” HE the Minister explained: “The Ministry of Energy and Industry cooperated with GOIC to host several joint events. In fact, the Ministry has benefited a lot from GOIC’s services in the areas of data, statistics, investment opportunities and industrial workforce capacity building. This cooperation is the result of our deep confidence in GOIC, this expertise and knowledge hub, and valuable source of industrial information that continues to deploy efforts to stimulate and attract industrial investments.”

Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) Secretary General Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al Ageel said that the organization brought together many Gulf experts in the fields of consulting, studies, researches and data analysis, who had remarkable fingerprints in GOIC’s achievements.

“Over 40 years, these competent elites have proved their dedication and commitment to achieving various tasks in accordance with the highest standards and outstanding performance criteria. GOIC’s family was up to the challenge and raised the Organization’s name high in the world of industrial consulting services, thus transforming it into an industrial hub that is trusted and respected by decision makers in the GCC and the world,” he said GOIC Secretary General reiterated that throughout these years, GOIC was capable of achieving a leading position as a trustworthy consulting institution cooperating with ministries, institutions, public and private companies, investors, entrepreneurs, concerned industrial parties and decision-makers. He said: “GOIC’s journey was filled with accomplishments and successes; it contributed to laying the groundwork of GCC industrial development and boosting economic growth in the region.” He stressed that GOIC has always endeavoured to support member states and lay the foundations of economic integration in the GCC. ” GOIC’s fingerprint can be seen through many key achievements in the GCC industrial sector, such as the GCC Industrial Map Study published in June 2012 and prepared upon the request of the Secretariat-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Moreover, GOIC organized 15 Gulf Industrialists’ conferences that were regularly held throughout the GCC. in addition to dozens of investments opportunities that added up to successful and fruitful projects in the Gulf,” Al Ageel added.

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) celebrated its 40th anniversary in a ceremony attended renowned Gulf economists, industrialists and journalists at the Sheraton, Doha. During the ceremony a documentary about GOIC, its history, key milestones and achievements was played.

Afterwards, participants honoured late Sheikh Faisal bin Thani bin Jassim Al-Thani who was the first to think about establishing GOIC. HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Faisal bin Thani Al-Thani received the remembrance shield.

GOIC honoured former secretaries-general who led the Organization since its foundation.

Finally, GOIC Secretary General Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al Ageel presented a shield to HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, in recognition of his continuous support to GOIC’s activities and events.

Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) is a Doha- based regional organization that brings together the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen. It is an advisory knowledge-based institution aiming at developing regional industries by providing data, information, specialized researches, consultations and technical services for the public and private sectors in GCC countries. This organization is the top industrial consultations expertise hub boosting industrial development in GCC countries and Yemen. It seeks industrial integration and coordination between Member States and endeavours to shape a regional industrial policy.

Source: Qatar news Agency