Chamber plans new industrial parks in Jeddah

Chamber plans new industrial parks in Jeddah
Updated 05 October 2013

Chamber plans new industrial parks in Jeddah

Chamber plans new industrial parks in Jeddah

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has helped secure land for two more industrial parks in the city, a member of its award-winning industrial committee said here recently.
Abdul Aziz Al-Sari said the JCCI has set aside 80 million square meters of industrial land in south Jeddah. “This will serve as a third industrial park. We have already added another 5 million square meters in Usfan, which will serve as a fourth industrial park.”
Al-Sari said the JCCI has also completed the second industrial phase in south Jeddah, which will include 380 factories. “Some of these factories have already been commissioned and started operating. They produce foodstuffs, plastics and metal works. The Saudization rates in these factories are about 20 percent, some in managerial and others in professional positions,” he said.
He was talking to Arab News at a special ceremony held by the JCCI under the patronage of Sheikh Salih Kamel, chairman of the chamber. Kamel announced that the industrial committee, led by Al-Sari, was the winner of the prize for being the top-performing panel. The JCCI has 65 committees consisting of about 992 members and experts.
“The board has upgraded the capabilities of these sectoral committees,” said Kamel. “They cover 25 kinds of services, including training, workshops and delegations. They work to help businesspeople. The chamber will soon introduce a package of electronic services that will benefit businesses.”
He said the JCCI has helped 37,000 Saudis find jobs through one of its initiatives. “This initiative has also helped new and small projects, and troubled businesses that were fixed through restructuring.

It helped the wholesale sector by enabling merchants to buy wholesale from importers and sell the merchandize themselves. It also helped people looking for jobs by connecting them with employers through a special system.”