A senior leadership team from Odisha led by Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Chief Secretary visited the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) for familiarization with and understanding of the free trade zone concept, primarily in the services and financial sector industries.
The DMCC is one of the largest free trade zones in the UAE which trades in agricultural products, tea, coffee, gold, diamonds, cryptocurrencies, etc. The Chief Secretary discussed the possibilities for exchange of skill capabilities and of conducting training programs for the youth from Odisha for employment at high tech centres such as DMCC.
The officials from DMCC appreciated the recommendations and expressed specific interest in conducting training and mutual cooperation, especially on the upcoming technologies like cybersecurity etc.
Further, the Team also visited the Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone Authority to witness the custom-free zone and the world-class warehousing facilities adjacent to the Sharjah Airport. The Team had a meeting with Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director SAIF ZONE and discussed potential opportunities in the logistics and warehousing sector in the state of Odisha with the officials.
The Chief Secretary personally invited the authorities from both DMCC and SAIF to attend the Odisha Investor Roadshow scheduled on Wednesday in Dubai. He also insisted the senior officials from these organizations visit Odisha and explore the state’s opportunities. The Chief Secretary also extended an invitation to participate in the upcoming Make in Odisha (MIO) Conclave 2022.