UAE Armed Forces mandates Tawazun for procurement and manufacturing of 8X8 vehicles

Press release
Published June 19th, 2011 - 08:28 GMT
Saif Al Hajeri, CEO at Tawazun Holding
Saif Al Hajeri, CEO at Tawazun Holding

The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces has announced mandating Tawazun Holding to award a contract for procurement and manufacturing 8X8 military vehicles. 

Under the mandate, Tawazun will issue a tender, calling on different companies to submit their bids for the project. 

A joint committee with representatives from GHQ and Tawazun will be formed to evaluate, assess and supervise the contract awarding process. 

The mandate comes as part of the GHQ’s drive to support national investments, to provide job and career development opportunities for the UAE nationals and to benefit from Tawazun Holding’s vast experience in the industrial and manufacturing fields. 

Tawazun, for its part, expressed gratitude for the GHQ’s move and expressed determination to utilize its resources, capabilities, expertise and best practices in order to ensure successful implementation of this project. 

Tawazun revealed that it had already started preparing for this strategic project through implementation of special training programs for UAE nationals, in collaboration with prominent local and international educational institutions.

Background Information

Tawazun Holding

Tawazun Economic Council was founded in 1992 to fulfil a vision of comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development within the UAE.

Since its establishment, the Council enabled creation of more than 90 companies and investment vehicles, covering 11 sectors, including defense manufacturing. These companies play a vital role in boosting economic growth in the UAE.

The Council envisions maximizing economic benefits by providing the needed inputs for the industrial development, supervising relevant acquisition programs, driving necessary industry regulations and contribution to economic diversification. It also targets contribution to enhancing UAE’s industrial stature, to achieving a robust knowledge-based economy and to boosting the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)

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