The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and industry has organized a business meeting with the Workers’ Cities Developers Committee of the Abu Dhabi Chamber
The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and industry has organized a business meeting with the Workers’ Cities Developers Committee of the Abu Dhabi Chamber to identify the challenges workers’ cities face during the coronavirus pandemic.
H.E. Dr. Mubarak Al Ameri, Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Chairman of the Workers’ Cities Committee, attended the meeting along with H.E. Otaiba Al Otaiba, Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Vice-Chairman of the Workers’ Cities Committee; and H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Chamber. A number of concerned persons attended the meeting as well.
During the meeting, Al Mheiri emphasized that the Abu Dhabi Chamber is the voice of the private sector and the one responsible of all its affairs before the government in Abu Dhabi, thus organizing a number of meetings with the Chamber’s business committees to identify the needs of key sectors during the current conditions considering the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Abu Dhabi Chamber is committed to identifying the key challenges workers’ cities face in Abu Dhabi and raising a comprehensive report to the competent authorities to draft preventive measures and solution that would tackle the probable problems in the future,” he said.
Within this context, H.E. Al Mheiri also held a meeting with the Services Sector Committee via the Travel and Tourism Business Group to discuss the economic impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on the sector.
H.E. Sanad Al Miqbali, Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Chairman of the Services Sector Committee; Mr. Salah Al kaabi, Vice-Chairman of the Committee; and Mr. Mohamed Al Badi attended the meeting.
The meeting highlighted the most significant challenges tourism companies face, especially after the suspension of the businesses in general. It also discussed the commitments of these companies and how to deal with them, especially the financial commitments including wages, rents and utility bills.
The attendants emphasized on the need to found alternative plans by the competent authorities and to contribute to draw an emergency rescue plan for tourism companies to ensure the continuity of their businesses.
The attendants also asked to enlist car-renting companies operating in the emirate in the list of businesses that can benefit from the economic stimulus packages of the government including the discounts of the Department of Economic development.