Zalat: Promoting decentralization in the management of the industrial zone and the involvement of investors with the state
The Industrial Development Authority has formed 5 boards of directors for each of the industrial zones “Qeft Kalahin” and “Al Haw Naga Hammadi” in Qena governorate, and the industrial zones “West Gerga” and “West Tahta” and a council for each of the “Al Kawthar and Al Hayyah” regions in Sohag Governorate.
The board of directors of each region consists of the chairman of the council, a representative of the Industrial Development Authority, the deputy chairperson of the council, a representative of the governorate, the director of the industrial zone, and the membership of investors from the owners of projects in each region.
The first session of each of the five councils was held, and during the first sessions, the executive position of the projects to develop infrastructure networks and modernize management systems was reviewed. The needs of investors and the most important challenges facing the industrial zone, in addition to the mechanisms for providing services within the region, were discussed.
Major General Mohamed Zalat, head of the authority, said that the local development program in Upper Egypt is based on two complementary axes. The first is to raise the efficiency of the infrastructure of the industrial zones in Qena and Sohag through a series of contracts that have been made recently with major contracting companies and the extension operations are being carried out in these areas, and the second axis is building a new model. For modernization and management work to improve the industrial areas operating systems.
Al-Zalat explained that one of the most important objectives of the second axis of the Upper Egypt Development Program is to raise the efficiency and capabilities of workers in these areas, those in charge of them, and investors, to introduce them to modern management methods, and to provide an advanced model for managing industrial zones by providing atypical services and a sustainable management method by engaging the private sector and finding innovative financing means. For services.
Al-Zalat added: “We are in the process of a new and unprecedented model for managing the existing industrial zones, and it is considered a nucleus for generalizing this experience to all existing and new industrial zones to solve the problems of each region on the ground through the presence of investors and beneficiaries within its structure and participation in decision-making.
He said that the formation of industrial zones management councils aims to strengthen the principle of decentralization in the management of industrial zones and to reinforce the concept of governance, transparency and the practice of rational management, in addition to the involvement of investors with the state and government agencies concerned with economic development and industrial zones within the governorate in setting the strategic direction for the region in light of the strategic plan of the Public Authority for Development Industrial.
He pointed out that the establishment of the new councils aims to facilitate the flow of information between all concerned parties in the industrial zone, take decisions related to managing the industrial zone, and set the policies through which work takes place within the industrial zone.
The article “Industrial Development” constitutes 5 boards of directors for the industrial zones in Qena and Sohag. It was written in Al Borsa newspaper.