The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the launch of an innovative information platform to help businesses follow the developments and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy and business sector in Dubai.
The new Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Connect platform aims to help companies and institutions overcome the economic impact of the virus.
The page includes news, as well as educational resources on various economic viewpoints related to the existing challenges and ways to confront them. In addition to this, it also contains short promotional videos on various topics related to the business sector, some of them from representatives of the private sector on the Chamber’s campaign #BeSafeWorkSmart.
His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry pointed out that the information platform will contribute to guiding the private sector towards making informed practical decisions based on reliable data.
It will also help companies overcome challenges and enhance their competitiveness based on their ability to keep abreast of all developments related to the business environment, indicating that this platform will benefit companies in managing their activities and operations.
His Excellency pointed out that the Chamber is committed to playing its strategic role in supporting the business sector, preserving its interests, and keeping it up to date with the current developments. He stressed that the availability of reliable and accurate information is an essential part of plans to confront and overcome these exceptional circumstances.
The platform also includes interactive questionnaires for readers about the economy and the effects of the current crisis on their work, and proposals to confront them, in addition to providing a comprehensive guide that is constantly updated on the various incentive packages announced by the UAE and Dubai for the private sector.
It provides a guide for companies on the National Disinfection Programme and the excluded vital sectors. This guide will be regularly updated according to developments announced by relevant government authorities, which makes the “Business Connect” platform a primary source of information, articles, analysis and documented news.
This platform has been launched in cooperation with Entrepreneur Middle East, and also provides advice for entrepreneurs and SMEs on how to deal with the current situation, remote working, and features information on the Community Solidarity Fund.
The platform can be accessed here.