The online consultation assumed essentially the same form in the Assembly website as had that of the pilot project on the FTZA. An introductory page outlined the committee's terms of reference, and a separate page presented a questionnaire that was to be filled out on line.
Our experience during the consultation on the FTZA offers a good example: Citizens who sent their briefs by the traditional route were obliged to assume the costs of photocopying themselves, whereas the two internauts whose opinions were converted into briefs paid nothing.
Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZA, said: 'These results can be attributed to the free zone's reputation in the market and our satisfied clienteles as we continue our efforts to build an ideal business and industry environment at RAK FTZ.'
RAK FTZA also signed a memorandum of understanding in February with Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce to enhance commercial and economic cooperation between the two departments.
The free zone's activities in the first half of 2008 also included receiving high ranking foreign delegations from India, Turkey, Germany, Japan, and Indonesia that approached RAK FTZA
to share their expertise and explore business opportunities.
Indonesian government shows interest in Rak Ftza
Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZA
said, C[pounds sterling]We are keen to enhance our ties with the international media which we know can play a decisive role in promoting business between regions and organizations.