Emirates Post issues stamps on Jafza silver jubilee

Published September 20th, 2010 - 01:48 GMT

 Emirates Post has issued commemorative stamps on the occasion of 25 years of success of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). An ornamental frame, containing the Stamps and First Day Cover and Souvenir Sheet, was presented by Emirates Post to senior officials of Jafza, in the presence of Salma Hareb, CEO, Economic Zones World, Talal Al Hashimi, Managing Director, Economic Zones World – UAE Region, Ibrahim Mohammed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO, Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer and Mr. Ibrahim bin Karam, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post The presentation was made at a ceremony held at Jafza headquarters to celebrate Jafza’s tireless efforts to contribute to the growth of the economy of Dubai and the UAE. Speaking on the occasion, Ibrahim Mohammed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO, Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer, said: “The silver jubilee of an organization serves as motivation for further development and to aspire for new horizons. The last 25 years have been very significant for Jafza. We are very proud of what we have achieved, and our achievements made us an important part of Dubai’s commerce and a key contributor to the GPD. We are grateful to Emirates Post for immortalizing our success through these beautiful stamps.” Ibrahim bin Karam, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates Post, said: “We are delighted to salute Jafza on the occasion of its silver jubilee through these special stamps. We are pleased to continue our tradition of honouring companies like Jafza so that their names and achievements are known locally and internationally. We believe stamps are the best ambassadors of a country.” Jafza is a part of Dubai based, state-owned Economic Zones World, one of the world’s biggest developers of Economic Zones, Logistics and R&D driven Industrial Parks. Jafza is built over an area of 48 square kilometers and it ranks among the world’s largest and the fastest growing free zones. In its 25 years of operation, Jafza has posted more than 320 times growth in its number of companies, starting from 19 in 1985 to reach 6,402 in 2009. Situated between Jebel Ali Port, the world’s 6th largest seaport, and the recently opened Al Maktoum International Airport, the world’s largest cargo airport, Jafza is the only free zone in the world to be located between the two major logistic enablers. With a six-lane highway Jafza will facilitate the transportation of goods (custom bound) from sea to air in just 40 minutes. Jafza is well positioned to enable its partners the fastest possible access to a market of over 2 billion people in South and West Asia, the CIS and Africa.

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