PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, established in 1905, is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organisation working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.The Chamber acts as a catalyst in the promotion of industry, trade and entrepreneurship. PHD Chamber, through its research-based policy advocacy role, positively impacts the economic growth and development of the nation.
PHD Chamber is more than an organisation of the business community, as it lives by the chosen motto ‘In Community’s Life and Part of It’ and contributes significantly to socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields. PHD Chamber has a direct membership of over 1,600 corporate entities and serves more than 45,000 indirect members through 200 Association Members and 8 Secretarial Affiliates. The membership covers trade and industry. Apart from its headquarters in New Delhi, the Chamber has regional offices in Jammu, Shimla, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jaipur and Bhopal.
The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.
We are the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.
We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.
Since becoming an independent State in 1971, Bahrain has witnessed spectacular economic growth and has transformed from an essentially agricultural base, where the main products were pearls and dates, to a modern industrial, business and service center and is today acknowledged as being the banking hub of the region. Over the past years the Government has been the engine of the economy, using oil revenues diligently in order to provide a modern physical and legal infrastructure without having to resort to traditional forms of taxation. The result is a vibrant economy, a population which is well educated and adaptable, and a private sector ready to reach out to the global market. The Government is now progressively moving way from its involvement in productive processes, to that of facilitator of private sector initiatives.
The Ministry of Industry & Commerce is responsible for a diverse range of activities which make up the commercial environment in Bahrain, including inter alia the registration of all forms of commercial business, commercial agencies, industrial property, standards and metrology, foreign trade as well as a number of other related activities. In general the Ministry’s aim is to ensure the maintenance of an open, transparent and market driven commercial environment so as develop Bahrain’s economic competitiveness, and to encourage inward investment, at the same time promoting employment for the local population.