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03 February 2019

His Excellency the Minister of Interior, Gen Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, visited the pavilion of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) during the 13th Professional Development Conference, organized by the American Society of Safety Professionals.

H.E. the Minister was received by GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and members of the Company's Executive Management. They thanked him for his interest in visiting the Company's pavilion at the exhibition. Dr. Jawahery also briefed the Minister on the Company's work, achievements and awards in the field of security and safety, which it is committed to promoting in the community.

H.E. the Minister expressed admiration at the advanced level of the Company and appreciated GPIC’s outstanding contributions in the field of occupational safety and community development through its various awareness programmes.

H.E. praised the Company's efforts in promoting a culture of public safety and contributing by making it a community culture aimed at improving performance, providing occupational health and preserving the environment.

H.E the Minister of Interior pointed out that GPIC's is not only one of the most important industrial companies in Bahrain, it is also a model for the strict application of occupational safety, health and safety standards. He said this confirms the Company's outstanding position in the field of professional safety.

The Minister praised the capabilities of Bahrain’s companies working in the oil industry and the achievements of GPIC as well as the distinction it has achieved in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers. He spoke of the contributions of the company and its role in supporting conferences and specialized events in Bahrain and expressed admiration for the development of the company.

His Excellency praised the importance of such conferences and exhibitions in Bahrain and said these were a good opportunity to exchange experiences and information among public safety, which open wide horizons to enhance the use of public safety mechanisms.

Dr. Jawahery said that the visit of H.E. the Minister of Interior to the Company's pavilion comes in recognition of the Company's efforts in the field of occupational safety and its excellent record in achieving record working without a lost time accident. He thanked H.E. the Minister for the visit and said GPIC is keen to cooperate with the Ministry of the Interior at all levels. He said the two sides have an active partnership in many programmes and initiatives that serve their common goals.

More than 600 delegates attended the conference and its accompanying exhibition. They represented distinguished groups of managers, engineers and scientists specialized in the field of safety, environment and occupational health.

The event included more than 30 specialized sessions and 15 workshops. The exhibition itself included a presentation of modern technologies in the field of safety, health and the environment, in addition to the presentation of models of modern equipment and advanced technologies.