The Fourth Conference of Arab Industrial Cities and Zones, which was held yesterday at the Damaroz Hotel in Damascus, recommended providing economic incentives for industries in these cities and regions, and supporting and encouraging them to achieve sustainable development goals in Arab countries.
The recommendations issued today by the General Secretariat of the Arab Union of Industrial Cities and Zones, a copy of which was obtained by SANA, called for granting industries in the industrial cities privileges and providing them with facilities similar to those granted in various countries of the world to investors, developers, operators, service providers, resident companies and workers, and strengthening the trend to limit the establishments in industrial cities Customized and meticulously planned.
The recommendations pointed to the need to adopt the establishment of several cities and industrial zones suitable for the various regions of the Arab countries and to encourage partnership between these countries, especially in strategic industries, to reach a product capable of competition and export and to achieve Arab economic integration through partnerships that provide real rent for all the contributing countries.
She stressed the necessity of activating stimulating policies and strategies through supported initiatives in cities and organized industrial zones on a well-studied basis, unifying and intensifying efforts between the relevant parties through a single executive body supported by powers, regulations, legislation, human capabilities and material requirements to supervise the industrial cities and develop strategies for their advancement and media exposure.
The recommendations called for developing existing industrial cities to be compatible with smart cities and building new ones on the basis that they are smart so that they can continue and compete in the next stage in light of scientific and technological development, and start activating electronic marketing systems to promote their work among a large segment at high speed and simple costs.
The recommendations stressed the need to work seriously towards the transition to a digital economy, to adopt the establishment of accreditation and quality centers in each region, to adopt international standards for products and strict regulations to address environmental pollution and to rely on renewable energy.
In a statement to SANA’s representative, the Secretary-General of the Union, Samer Al-Hamo, stressed the importance of working on implementing the recommendations of the concerned authorities in managing the industrial cities in the Arab countries, benefiting from successful experiences and providing solutions to avoid obstacles, pointing out that the Union is an Arab forum specialized in economic affairs for all those interested in working in Arab cities and industrial zones. One of the specialists in providing advice on the mechanisms of joint Arab economic integration, which is an important step in achieving the goals of sustainable development 2030.
Al-Hamou praised the efforts made and the moral support provided by all sides in Syria to make the conference a success, publicize the union, and adopt its official permanent headquarters in Damascus.
The Arab Union of Arab Cities and Industrial Zones is an international Arab organization that operates under the umbrella of the Council of Arab Economic Unity in Damascus at the end of 2009 and was officially licensed to work on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic under Presidential Decree No. 217 of 2020.
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