Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Launches Workers Protection Program

Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Launches Workers Protection Program

The program provides better protection and higher benefits compared to what was available under the previous bank guarantee system

The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, represented by Department of Planning and Development, has signed an agreement with Dubai Insurance Company, to launch a “Workers Protection Program” for employees working in special development zones.

The program provides better protection and higher benefits compared to what was available under the previous bank guarantee system.

The agreement was signed by the Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees, represented by its CEO, Eng. Abdulla Belhoul, and by Dubai Insurance, by Abdul Latif Abu Qura, CEO of Dubai Insurance Company, at Trakhees headquarters in Dubai.

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Directors of departments from both parties were also present on the occasion.

Belhoul said as per the directives of UAE Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the best city in the world to live and work, Trakhees signed a strategic agreement with Dubai Insurance.

The objective of this agreement is to enhance the level and quality of services provided by Trakhess for employees in private companies in the special development zones (SDZ), which have participated in the insurance program, in accordance with the provisions of the UAE Labor Law.

His Excellency explained the directions of Trakhees are in line with the UAE Cabinet's decision regarding canceling the bank guarantee and replacing it with a low-cost insurance system. The Trakhees is keen to prioritize the interests of the workforce that business owners depend on, he added.

The Department is expanding areas of cooperation between to achieve the vision of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and provide the best services to corporate customers in accordance with the highest standards and best practices at the local and global levels.

Abu Qurah said: "This agreement falls within the company's strategy to establish partnerships with various government agencies and institutions operating in the UAE, to upgrae the level of services provided to customers from individuals and institutions within the country”.

“Today, by entering into this agreement we have achieved a big leap for the position of (Dubai Insurance) that provides business owners from the department’s customers with a portfolio of insurance services in accordance with the highest standards and the best practices."

The Program is based on providing better protection and improved benefits for the employees of these companies in an effort to create a work environment that ensures that they obtain all the rights they deserve as major contributors to the wheel of the national economy, he added.

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