The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has signed on with the Isa Cultural Centre to promote the exchange of knowledge and social and scientific activities.
The deal, in response to the directives of the company’s Board of Directors, is aimed at increasing cooperation and coordination with institutions that provide services to contribute to the advancement of society at all levels.
Centre Board of Trustees Deputy Chairman Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, signed the deal, which stipulates all company employees access to facilities and services of centre’s National Library.
Sheikh Khalid said it also aims at achieving the common objectives of promoting cultural development of Bahraini society, raising Arab awareness and thinking, encouraging creativity and building relations between different civilizations and human cultures.
Shaikh Khalid praised the GPIC’s contributions in enhancing community partnership, building foundations of sustainable development and enhancing the Bahraini human element in excellence in the scientific, industrial and creative fields.
Dr. Jawahery praised the centre’s important role in enriching Bahraini, Arab, Islamic and humanitarian culture and contributing to expanding the thought and knowledge of global cultures. He expressed pride in cooperation with Bahrain’s cultural and national edifice.
Dr. Jawahery said the deal would contribute to exchange of information and experiences based on the foundations of cooperation and coordination between the two sides. It would also enhance cultural and knowledge exchange with the exchange of books, publications, periodicals and research.
It aims to strengthen cooperation in ethics, science, education, arts and projects of common interest, as well as cooperation in organising conferences, seminars and workshops.
Following the signing, the guests were given a briefing on the GPIC’s philosophy and strategy, the management methodology, production and exports. The GPIC’s most important achievements in the fields of safety, quality, environmental conservation and community were also reviewed.
The guests learnt about a project to train Bahrainis and to provide them with technical skills necessary for industrial work, as well as steps taken to enhance their personal and leadership abilities. The delegation was told about the carbon dioxide extraction project, which contributes significantly to protecting the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
They reviewed training programmes and activities of the Academy of Leadership and Learning and the eLearning Centre as well as expansion projects the company intends to implement to increase production.
The delegation toured the company's complex and visited the environmental projects that reflects the harmony between the industry and the environment. Shaikh Khalid also planted a palm tree to mark his visit.
The Isa Cultural Centre, affiliated to the Royal Court, was established in 2008 and is one of the most prominent cultural institutions in Bahrain. The project was funded with the help of the public and private sectors as a pioneering cultural and civilization milestone, keeping in mind Bahrain’s flourishing cultural and scientific renaissance under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad.