The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) recently met with a delegation from Etihad Rail to discuss avenues of cooperation and to introduce Sharjah’s business community to the importance of the rail project, mainly in terms of supporting the national economy.

According to a statement released by SCCI, the meeting also reviewed the possibility of holding an introductory seminar for government and private sector representatives in Sharjah, to acquaint them with the importance of the project and to motivate the relevant sectors to participate in the implementation stages, as per the project plan.

The Etihad Rail delegation included Mohammed Al-Marzouqi, Director of Partner Relations Department, and Khalid Faisal Al Shehhi, Head of Partner Relations Department, and was received by Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of SCCI’s Economic Relations and Marketing, Jamal Bu Zinjal, Head of Media Department, SCCI, and Saif Al Matroushi, Director, Membership Affairs Department, SCCI.

The visiting delegation provided an overview of Etihad Rail’s vision in terms of providing safe and sustainable rail networks and offering train transport services for passengers and goods in the UAE, in accordance with the highest standards of safety and sustainability through innovation and constant development of technology and its apps.

Commending Etihad Rail’s efforts in delivering world-class transport choices in line with the UAE’s comprehensive renaissance, Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan emphasised the importance of the transport sector and its role in supporting the national economy and connecting the UAE cities and ports.

Al Jarwan highlighted the importance of the ‘Etihad Rail Project’which is one of most important economic and development projects that will raise the performance of the transport sector in the UAE and GCC, expressing the SCCI’s keenness to organize, in coordination with the Etihad Rail, a seminar to introduce the business community to the objectives of the project and the opportunities available to participate in the stages of its implementation.

For his part, Mohammed Al-Marzouqi reviewed the project principles in terms of safety and security, effective linkage and economic growth by connecting the residential, industrial and commercial centres in the country, highlighting how this would help drive economic growth and sustainable development in the country.

The project also provides efficiency and unlimited growth opportunities through safe and innovative transport services, he said.

The meeting concluded with emphasising the importance of cooperation in carrying out the project in coordination with various federal and local government entities to ensure the utmost benefit from this national project.