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04 December 2017

Bahrain Society for Women Development President H.E. Shaikha Lubna bint Abdullah Al Khalifa headed a society delegation to a visit to the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).

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GPIC Human Resources Manager Ms. Najat Sharif, who is also Chairperson of the Company’s Working Ladies Committee, and a number of other officials, received the visitors and conveyed to them the greetings of Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery.

The guests were briefed on the Company's business philosophy, strategy and operations as well as on its management, production and exports. The main achievements of GPIC in the areas of safety, quality, environmental conservation and the community contributions were also reviewed.

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The delegation toured the Company's complex and witnessed the production of high-quality petrochemicals and exports to the largest and most important international markets. They also visited the environmental projects that reflect the harmony between the industry and the environment. These include the Charity Fish Farm, the Bird Sanctuary and the HRH Princess Sabeeka Garden for Aromatic Plants.

The visitors were taken to the Company's club where they were told about the facilities, including the well-equipped gymnasiums. The delegation heard about the sports, cultural and entertainment programmes offered by the club to Company employees and their families. They were treated to a luncheon hosted by the Company in their honour.

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In a statement on the occasion, Dr. Jawahery said the visit was an opportunity to inform society members of Bahrain’s development in the field of petrochemicals and fertilisers and what made GPIC a model for this sector in Bahrain with its modern facilities and qualified national workforce.

Dr. Jawahery praised the contributions of the society towards women's affairs on offering programmes and projects for their welfare.  

H.E. Sheikha Lubna thanked GPIC officials for the hospitality and the reception and expressed admiration for what she and the delegation witnessed during the visit. She said GPIC’s activities and programmes outside the scope of industrial work, as part of its social responsibility towards the community, leaves a positive and influential impression on the community.

H.E. Shaikha Lubna said the delegation will convey their views to colleagues and their families. They will also speak about Bahrain’s potential in the rapidly growing industrial sector and how GPIC is a successful example of joint Gulf projects.