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SEDD, SBWC sign MoU to enhance cooperation

The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) 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, by uniting efforts between the various entities and local authorities in Sharjah.

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, SEDD Chairman, praised the existing communication between the two sides and the prominent role they play in serving the emirate.

He stressed that 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 help in business development and simplification for investors and dealers by regulating business related to the two parties.

Al Suwaidi emphasised that SEDD will provide package of programmes 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, Al Suwaidi highlighted that the MoU comes within SEDD’s concerns to enhance institutional competitiveness and achieve comprehensive sustainable development, in accordance with the local government strategy and to achieve common goals that serve the public interest and strengthen cooperation. This will help to improve the performance of the national economy and upgrading 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.

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.

She stated that the partnership with SEDD aims to provide advanced and basic services to any businesswoman. These services vary between renewing licences, printing the licence certificate, and inquiring about the licence using multiple search criteria without the need to visit the Department.

Furthermore, she added that this is done due to the realisation of the importance of the time factor in the business sector, and its great impact on the competitiveness and effectiveness of economic activities, taking into account the need to reduce administrative burdens and facilitate their means, whether on beneficiaries or service providers in government departments.

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