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05 December 2017

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) hosted a group of teachers from the United States as part of its cultural exchange commitment with international educational institutions and to encourage cooperation.

The 10 teachers from educational institutes in several states across the country were accompanied by officials from the American-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

The visiting delegation was received by GPIC’s General Manager Manufacturing upon arrival at the Company's complex Mr. Fadhel Al-Ansari and members of the Executive Management, who briefed them on the Company's operations, business philosophy and strategy.

They were also told about GPIC’s educational initiatives when its senior officials answered questions related to leadership and management. This was followed by a visit to the factories and facilities, where they were told about the stages of manufacturing and export. The delegation also went around the environmental projects were briefed on GPIC’s commitment to the environment, its social and educational activities. The delegation was later treated to a lunch in their honour at the GPIC Club.

The visitors thanked the Company officials for the welcome and the hospitality and expressed their admiration at the advanced operations and facilities as well as GPIC’s activities and programmes outside the scope of industrial work as part of its social responsibility towards the local community. The visitors were also impressed at Bahrain’s potential in the industrial sector.

In a statement on the occasion, GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said the Company was pleased to host the delegation and stressed the visit was an opportunity to inform the visitors about the progress of Bahrain’s industrial sector.
He said the Company always welcomed such visits by teachers, intellectuals and students from Bahrain and outside, because it presented an opportunity to inform them of the high level of Bahrain’s industrial companies.

He said GPIC had been working with the Arab American Chamber of Commerce for seven years and contributing to the setting up of this programme, which aims to educate American teachers and employees of the Department of Education about Bahrain’s culture, history and achievements in the field of industry and education.

Dr. Jawahery said the initiative seeks to strengthen cooperation with educational institutions and looks to introduce to educational cadres to the advanced level of Bahrain’s industrial sector and inform them about the capabilities and knowledge of Bahrainis.

He said that visiting delegation learnt about Bahrain, its leadership and its people. He also thanked the American-Arab Chamber of Commerce for their active role in continuous communication between the American and Arab communities to better identify and be closer to each other.