Sharjah Economic Development Department & SBWC ink MoU to enhance cooperation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two parties to provide high-quality services.

The agreement aims to achieve the emirate’s vision in the field of digital transformation and contributes to shortening the time and effort of customers in various fields, especially in light of the great facilities provided in Sharjah to all categories of investors, businesspersons, and dealers with various departments, agencies, and institutions.

The MoU stipulates that the Council would be able to provide some SEDD services to customers, complete transactions, and exchange information related to activities of a common nature, in addition to exchanging advice and support in common areas.

Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi
Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi
Chairman – SEDD

“This MoU will contribute to enhancing the system of integration between the two parties within the framework of a permanent and developed partnership that is mutually beneficial and helps in business development and simplification for investors and dealers by regulating business related to the two parties. SEDD will provide a package of programs and training courses for the Council’s employees. Additionally, the Department will hold many workshops and seminars to exchange the needed information regarding any update that occurs in the procedures for registering and licensing commercial activities, which includes internal memos, federal laws, and changes in electronic services, by following the procedures that SEDD adopts.”

Furthermore, Mr. Al Suwaidi highlighted that the MoU comes within SEDD’s concerns to enhance institutional competitiveness and achieve comprehensive sustainable development, following the local government strategy, and achieving common goals that serve the public interest and strengthen cooperation.

“This will help to improve the performance of the national economy and upgrade it, strengthening the competitiveness of the various economic sectors and creating an environment that encourages investment. Additionally, this will help to exchange the required experiences and knowledge among the two parties, thus enhancing the level of ease of running business in Sharjah and contributing to raising the level of attractiveness of the emirate to attract more businesses,” Mr. Al Suwaidi added.

HE Sheikha Hind bint Majid Al Qasimi, Chairwoman of SBWC, affirmed the Council’s commitment to providing comprehensive support to its members and empowering Emirati businesswomen in various sectors, by removing all obstacles to their activities and services.

HE Sheikha Hind stated that “the partnership with SEDD aims to provide advanced and basic services to any businesswoman. These services vary between renewing licenses, printing the license certificate, and inquiring about the license using multiple search criteria without the need to visit the Department.”

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