Times of Oman
Gulf building materials industry directory unveiled
January 23, 2016 | 6:00 PM
by ONA
About 259,400 workers were employed in this sector (17 per cent of the total 1.529 million workers). - ONA
 
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Doha: Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) has unveiled a new publication “Building Materials Industry Director in the GCC Countries” and Yemen.

In this regard, GOIC Secretary General Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al Aqeel said: “Building materials industry is a key sector in the GCC countries, for it is a pillar of development and progress.”

“The boom in Gulf was paralleled with the construction of several residential, industrial, commercial and leisure cities, in addition to infrastructure and public projects according to the different development plans of GCC countries,” he added.

This Directory is part of a series of specialised industrial directories issued by GOIC to provide information regarding the industrial sector, making the data accessible to the largest number of decision and policy makers, investors and researchers in this field, he said.



Building materials industry includes manufacture of glass and glass products, refractory products, clay building materials, porcelain and ceramic products, cement, lime and plaster, articles of concrete, cement and plaster, cutting, shaping and finishing of stone and manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products.

Since its foundation, GOIC endeavours to spread knowledge and provide information relating to the industrial sector to the largest number of decision and policy makers, investors and researchers in a variety of ways.

In this regard, a team of GOIC’s elite experts worked on completing a large set of specialised periodical publications on various industrial sectors in the GCC countries and Yemen, in addition to multi-client studies, periodicals, Gulf statistical profiles, and a variety of analytical and statistical books about key industrial sectors.

In the future, GOIC will continue to issue similar publications to become reference materials for economy professionals in general, and industrialists in particular.

GOIC is a regional organisation that brings together the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait and the Yemeni Republic. It is based in Doha, Capital City of Qatar. It is an advisory knowledge-based institution aiming at developing regional industries by providing data, information, specialised researches, consultations and technical services for the public and private sectors in the GCC countries.

This organisation is the top industrial consultations expertise hub boosting industrial development in the GCC countries and Yemen. It seeks industrial integration and coordination between the member states and endeavours to shape a regional industrial policy.

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