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HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Visits GPIC Complex


HH Shaikh Nasser Visits GPIC Complex His Highness Shaikh Nasser

bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee paid an inspection visit to the GPIC Complex in Sitra. On his arrival, he was welcomed by GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, senior managers and key officials of the major petrochemical and fertilizer company in the Kingdom of Bahrain. During the visit, HH Shaikh Nasser held talks with Mr. Jawahery, who conveyed to him the greetings and best wishes of HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to His Highness the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman. Mr. Jawahery also briefed His Highness about the Company’s industrial operations and its many achievements, including the export of its products to key international markets, especially the United States. The GPIC President also informed His Highness about the Company’s training and development programmes for its employees. Enhancing employees’ skills has enabled them to become actively involved in other organisations that seek their skills and expertise in a

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wide range of fields. Following the meeting, which was attended by members of the executive management, His Highness’ tour of the complex began with a briefing about GPIC’s operations, using a scale model of the plants. Shaikh Nasser was also briefed about the Company’s export activities, its safety achievements, the marketing of its products and its efforts devoted to the protection of the environment that have enabled GPIC to win a number of international awards. His Highness also inspected the HRH Princess Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Aromatic Garden and the Herb Garden that comprises rare plants and herbs used for traditional medical purposes. Following a visit to the Fish Farm and the Bird Sanctuary, His Highness kindly opened the new extension to the Fish Farm, which was named in his honour on the occasion of this auspicious visit. Before heading to a ceremony held in his name, His Highness kindly planted a palm tree, to mark the occasion of his visit. The ceremony itself was opened with a speech delivered by the GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

who reiterated the Company’s support for the youth sector since they would become the leaders of the future and the backbone of this country. He noted that the Company’s employees included skilled and talented athletes who had won honours at numerous major events and competitions. His Highness praised the significant role played by the Company in supporting sports events and local and regional competitions, supervised by the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, and underlined that such support reflected positively on the youth sector for the good image of the Kingdom. In his role as President of the SCYS, His Highness said that the Council was seeking to support youngsters ambitions on the sports field and called for further efforts to ensure the presence of Bahraini sportsmen, sportswomen and athletes. at local and regional competitions. His Highness expressed his appreciation to GPIC officials for their cooperation with the SCYS and praised the concern shown by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor of HH the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman for his concern for sportsmen and his backing of local sports clubs.


Welcoming Banner for His Highness outside the GPIC Complex

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Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, welcomes His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

GPIC Employees’ children welcome His Highness with flowers

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Executive Management members greet His Highness Shaikh Nasser

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A bouquet of flowers is presented to His Highness Shaikh Nasser

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GPIC President briefs HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa during his visit to the Academy of Leadership and Learning

Mr. Jawahery briefs HH Shaikh Nasser on the activities of the E-learning Centre

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HH Shaikh Nasser listening to a description of the process plant High Technology Simulation from the President

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HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa listens to a briefing about GPIC Operations, explained through a scale model of the plants

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A group picture with HH Shaikh Nasser at the Academy of Leadership and Learning

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Welcoming Banner for HH at the Charity Fish Farm

The President explains an aerial view of the Fish Farm to HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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His Highness launches the new extension to the Charity Fish Farm

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, His Highness inspects the company s environmental projects

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His Highness plants a Palm Tree

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HH Shaikh Nasser Meets with GPIC Athletes and Employees During the visit of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of the

Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, His Highness was gracious enough to meet Company employees who are also athletes. Mr. Jawahery, GPIC President, said that the Company’s employees were delighted with His Highness Shaikh Nasser’s visit, as it had given them the opportunity to discuss with His Highness major issues that concern youth and sport in the country. The visit was also a good opportunity to discuss with His Highness the Company’s increase in its support of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport. His Highness Shaikh Nasser underlined the major role played by GPIC in caring for youth and its material support of Bahraini athletes and national teams, which had enabled them to win championships and sports events. His Highness was informed by Mr. Jawahery about the various phases of support given by the Company to the employees and their families by providing sports, social and recreational facilities. His Highness Shaikh Nasser met with a number of GPIC athletes and discussed with them issues that concerned them. HH Shaikh Nasser also honoured a number of GPIC athletes and sportsmen who have won a number of major events and championships. The Company’s employees said they were very pleased to meet with HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. They were delighted with the opportunity to discuss with him various issues and further consider that His Highness is an example to be followed by all youngsters in the Kingdom. The visit was also an occasion to discuss the support provided by the Company to the SCYS as GPIC is keen on providing further support for sports events and local clubs as well as national sports teams. His Highness also met with athletes working at GPIC who discussed with His Highness their experiences in the field of sport, their competitions and their achievements. They praised the sports facilities offered by GPIC to enable them to continue their sports careers.

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On this occasion, His Highness honoured the athletes working in the Company who had performed with excellence in their chosen events and championships. Mr. Jawahery presented a commemorative gift to His Highness on this happy occasion. The Supreme Council President was accompanied by Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Executive Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee and Mr. Hisham Al Jowdar, President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport.

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Speech of Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC President

Your Royal Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of the Supreme Council for Youth & Sport and Chairman of The Bahrain Olympic Committee Our Dear Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all and a special welcome goes to our esteemed guest His Royal Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. I would like to thank you for honouring us with this visit to the GPIC Complex; we are indeed delighted by your presence here today. May God Preserve you all. Your Highness, It has only been 30 years since the launch of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company. This is undoubtedly a very short period of time in the world of industrial organisations. However, it has been a sufficient period for the Company to occupy a leading position on the global stage and to gain a highly reputed name among thousands of well-established companies in this sector. This is in spite of amazing and rapid changes and developments within this industry and the successive changes that call for adaptation and perseverance, let alone the sweeping economic changes that are witnessed by the world from time to time. As our Company welcomes your Highness, it has been able with the help of God and the direc-

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tives of our wise leadership, to realise significant and remarkable achievements. Therefore, the Company has been able to win numerous prestigious awards that are considered a great credit to our beloved country. With the care and support enjoyed from His Majesty the King and the government of Bahrain , we have been able to overcome the consequences of the economic crises and have been able to achieve positive growth rates. Moreover, we have been able to complete and expand our environmental projects, in addition to enhancing our social corporate responsibilities. In this context, we must pay tribute to the major role played by our Bahraini national employees who, armed with a high level of training, professionalism and ambition, have worked in an environment that abounds in opportunities for creativity and excellence. Your Highness, One of the main keys of the Company’s success is its commitment to corporate responsibility and its concern with giving sports activities the attention they deserves in line with the priorities of modern management. Sport is indeed a real source of support to the team work which has been an integral part of the Company for a long time. Therefore, there is a harmonious relationship between sport and industry. Work is governed by the laws of competition and professionalism; there are rules governing competitiveness and respect for the opponent. Thus, the rules of sport apply also to the world of industry. We do realise the importance of sport in the lives of nations and we also understand the important role that must be played by the private sector in supporting competitive sports. Anyone who follows the progress of sports in developed nations may witness the extent of contributions made by the private sector. Governments alone cannot and should not undertake this task no matter how wealthy or sophisticated they may be. Therefore, the participation of industry is not only essential but also inevitable in order to achieve genuine development and tangible growth within the sports sector. This is exactly what GPIC is keen to do. In addition to its material support to various sports events and competitions held on the Kingdom’s soil, it has provided convenient conditions for its Bahraini employees, who have become well-known stars in the field of Bahrain sports. Perhaps the best example is the GPIC Volleyball team, which has been able to win the Companies’ Championship for eighteen years in a row. In addition, GPIC’s name is well recognized for sponsoring most sports events very much in the same way that it maintains a presence in economic events. This is specifically the role that we must play as a private sector company. We pledge to Your Highness to continue our duty as genuine partners of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport. We undertake not to be complacent in shouldering our responsibility towards promising young athletes, hoping to contribute to the Government’s efforts to achieve sustainable sports development for the good of our beloved country and its young citizens. Finally, we thank Your Highness for giving us the opportunity to familiarise you with the nature of the Company’s operations and activities. We are also thankful to Your Highness for giving our employees the opportunity to speak with Your Highness as you serve as a role model who is looked upon with a great deal of admiration and appreciation. Thank you all for listening.

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Welcoming HH and his accompanying delegation in the celebration Tent

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Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery presents a commemorative gift to HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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Statement of HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to the Press It is thanks to the enormous efforts and guidance of His Majesty the King, whose ideas and views have led us today to witness our young generation achieving His Majesty’s vision in the best possible way. During my visit today to the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, I was astonished to see the quality of sports programmes and facilities provided to the company’s young athletes and the great attention accorded by the company’s management to this issue. I should say that GPIC’s Complex is not just a petrochemical plant; it is something above and beyond that. It is a natural, green and healthy environment in which special care is provided for wildlife, agriculture and above all, youth and sports. In fact, it is a garden with a petrochemical plant in it, rather than the other way round. This environment has contributed significantly to the development of the company over the past years. Speaking here today, I encourage and urge other organisations to follow GPIC’s footsteps in their commitment to the youth of Bahrain, as they are the future of our country.

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HH honouring GPIC Athletes

Khalid Ali Al Rayes ‫خالد علي الريس‬

Donya Al Moataz

Fawaz Jamal Al Shawoosh

‫دنيا املعتز‬

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Raeda Al Shemeri

‫رائدة الشميري‬

Ali Fakhroo ‫علي فخرو‬

Shahla Hatem ‫شهلة حامت‬

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Ghassan Abdulla ‫غسان عبداهلل‬

Qoot Abdulla ‫قوت عبداهلل‬

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Khulood Abbas ‫خلود عباس‬

Abbas Ali Hassan ‫عباس علي حسن‬

Fatima Al Musali ‫فاطمة املصلي‬

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Amar Mohamed ‫عمار محمد‬

Shareen Salman ‫شرين سلمان‬

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Aydah Mohamed ‫عايدة محمد‬

Mohamed Mahmood ‫محمد محمود‬

Zainab Bashar Al Aradi ‫زينب بشار العرادي‬

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Ghazi Al Kuwari ‫غازي الكواري‬

Lulwa AlMuaili ‫لولوة املعيلي‬

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Noor Waleed Al Shawoosh ‫نور وليد الشاووش‬

Tariq Hadi ‫طارق هادي‬

Bayan Mohamed Hadi ‫بيان محمد هادي‬

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Ayman Salman ‫أمين سلمان‬

Dohwa Mazen A.Hameed ‫ضوى مازن عبداحلميد‬

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His Highness in a photo with members of the Executive Management and honoured Athletes

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‫سمو الشيخ ناصر في صورة جماعية مع اإلدارة‬ ‫التنفيذية و الرياضيني املكرمني‬

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