Emirates Float Glass (EFG), part of Glass LLC and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, has received a special appreciation award from the Department of Economic Development (DED)-Abu Dhabi, for its contribution in improving non-oil exports from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during 2013.
The total value of exports achieved by EFG - the first state-of-art integrated float glass facility in the U.A.E. - during 2013 was approximately AED 200 million.
Mohammed Omar Abdullah, Under-Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi, presented the award to Joy Mathews, Director, Engineering and Projects at EFG, at a special ceremony attended by top government dignitaries.
Ghassan Mashal, EFG General Manager, said, "We feel honoured to receive the appreciation award from DED-Abu Dhabi, which is a testimony of our contribution to Abu Dhabi's growth plans in line with the Economic Vision 2030. Since our inception, we are committed to play a pivotal role in U.A.E.'s growth as a major centre for glass exports." One of the largest single-location integrated glass manufacturing facilities in the U.A.E., EFG endorses world-class standards and practices in its delivery commitments. At present, EFG exports to over 61 countries spanning South America, Europe, Australia, Far East Asia and Africa, in addition to the GCC states.
DED-Abu Dhabi is recognised for its contribution to enable sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi through developing plans and studies, setting appropriate economic policies, laws and regulations, enhancing trade promotion, attracting foreign investments and supporting and enabling local enterprises and markets.
It plays a central role in motivating and developing the economy, striving for a positive and fruitful interaction with stakeholders, maintaining balanced efforts to achieve sustainable development and upholding responsibilities towards the government, stakeholders and society.