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19 February 2017

Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources H.E. Mr. Tariq Al-Mulla visited the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) stand at the Egypt International Fertilizer Industry Conference and Exhibition.

The event was held under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at the state-of-the-art 12,000 square metre Cairo International Conference Centre.

GPIC Plants Operations Manager Mr. Yasser Al Abbasi and Corporate Communications Manager Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi, among others, received the Minister.

H.E. Mr. Al-Mulla praised the development of Bahrain’s petrochemical industry and said GPIC is a good example of successful GCC co-operation. He said the Company’s success shows its commitment to modern global trends in the areas of health, safety, the environment and social responsibility.

The Minister admired the Company’s progress and development and applauded its contributions in the industrial field and in community development through awareness programmes. He said the conference and the accompanying exhibition was an excellent event in which global entities showed great interest.

In a statement, GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said GPIC was happy to attend the event, which saw participation from some of the world’s top companies. He said the Company is keen to be present at such conferences that provide an opportunity for experts and specialists interested in the petrochemical and fertilizer industry to meet and exchange views on global trends.

Dr. Jawahery spoke of the tireless efforts of His Majesty King Hamad under whose rule an ideal investment climate and good environment suitable for the growth of enterprises had been created in Bahrain. He also noted His Majesty’s efforts to promote Bahrain in Arab and European countries.

The three-day conference was attended by about 400 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors from 20 countries. It was an opportunity to bring together government officials, senior executives and decision makers to work together and discuss new opportunities in the energy field.

Other events held along with the conference focussed on Egypt’s position in the petroleum sector and women in the industry. These comprised of 28 technical sessions in 10 categories and discussed complex subjects in the energy sector.

GPIC has, in recent years, seen a growth in production processes, which has resulted in it achieving record numbers also in employment and exports as also in maintenance and safety, making the Company an example of a clean and successful industry in the region.

As a result, GPIC was recently able to achieve a record 24,901,727 work hours, equivalent to 5,365 work days, without a lost time accident. This resulted in better performance and in boosting productivity.