Jafza: Indian construction firms up by 19% in 2015.
The number of Indian construction firms at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has increased by 19%.
Jafza registered 60 Indian companies in 2015, of which 19% were from the steel, construction, and building materials sector.
Companies from the electronics (20%) and chemicals and petroleum products (17%) sectors also entered Jafza last year.
The free zone recorded a 10% hike in the number of companies it registered last year.
Jafza officials have credited this to strong bilaterial ties between India and the UAE.
Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, deputy CEO and chief commercial officer of Jafza, said: "Historically, India has been a strategic partner of the UAE and Dubai.
"Jafza began operations 31 years ago and since then, Indian investors have trusted us and have played a key role in the growth of Jafza by establishing their businesses andc production lines here," he continued.
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