This chapter includes the following articles.
Significant national budget surpluses provide ample funding to invest in industry and support the goals of the National Industrial Strategy 2015-35. The development of technology parks and a focus on electronics and electrical goods can boost the sector. Manufacturing remains the segment’s backbone, though the utilities segment also grew by an impressive 75.2% from 2006 to 2011. While the construction sector looks set for strong growth, the precise scale of immediate opportunities has yet to be determined. This chapter contains an interview with Anas K Al Saleh, Minister of Commerce and Industry.