Hazza Bin Zayed visits Khalifa Port General September 4, 20120 Abu Dhabi: National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, continues to implement mega-projects aimed at supporting the national economic development. Speaking during his visit to the newly opened Khalifa Port in Taweelah in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hazza added that the process development goes along the lines of the ambitious strategic vision of Abu Dhabi for the progress of the nation and strengthening of its position on the world’s economic map. Khalifa Port, one of the most sophisticated sea ports in the MENA region, commenced Commercial Testing Operations on Saturday. The official launching of the mega-facility has been sheduled for the end of this year. Sheikh Hazza praised the tireless efforts which culminated in the successful launch of the commercial operations at the Khalifa Port. “The Khalifa Port embodies the leadership’s keenness to create vibrant tributaries that support economic growth and effectively contribute to the prosperity of the economic and commercial sector”, Sheikh Hazza said. He expressed hope that the giant project will also support the development of national human resources, absorbing as much as national cadre into its stream, thus achieving the vision of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the development of the citizens. “We are confident that Khalifa Port will also contribute to the growth of maritime trade of UAE and Abu Dhabi with various countries of the world, especially as the Port has the most advanced equipments and techniques so as to enable it to perform its operations optimally.”, Sheikh Hazza asserted. Khalifa Port is one of the pioneering accomplishments resulting from the visionary leadership of Abu Dhabi which will make a major contribution towards achieving the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 of a sustainable and diversified economy.