Gujarat Chemical Association (GCA) announced a strategic alliance with Durr Systems, India, supplier of systems for ecological pollution control, to play a major role in minimising pollution in the state to meet the challenge of global warming.
GCA President Jaimin Vasa told newsmen: ‘Through this alliance we will provide industries in Naroda and Vatva area of Ahmedabad and even South Gujarat belt with modern day pollution control techniques.’ He said the partnership is first of a series of activities and seminars that GCA wishes to do in near future to equip and educate chemical industry leaders on global tools and technologies, and expressed confidence that these initiatives will address the hindrances faced by industries of ‘Vibrant Gujarat.’ Elaborating on its other plans, he said GCA will also establish a research and development centre for chemical and allied sector of Gujarat, besides a skill development centre to fulfill the demand of skilled workers in the state and to create awareness about environment and ecology amongst the members.
Mr Vasa said, ‘With a view to put our chemical industry on the world map as a global chemical hub, GCA is planning to organise a global chemical leaders summit in March 2010 which will help to broaden the base of the industry.’ The Association of will also publish a commemorative volume depicting 50 years history of chemical industry in Gujarat during golden jubilee celebrations of the state next year, he said.
Durr System, India, Managing Director Andreas Stedfeld said this is a milestone alliance for the Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based Durr System, to enter into the booming Gujarat economy. ‘We expect that this venture leads in experience sharing which will enhance trade opportunities and positive impact on chemical industry,’ Mr Stedfeld added.