Kerala businessman creates jobs
Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 08:27 am EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
"For the past three decades, I have been in the transportation sector in the Middle East. This new initiative which has opened up job opportunities is the result of Saudi Arabia relaxing rules on investment promotion," said Menon.
According to the new rule, investors can start their business ventures without support from a Saudi sponsor. Hence the initiative from Menon.
"The new rule takes effect in Saudi Arabia in about six months and I have begun to chalk out potential investment areas. There are 200 items in which investments can be made and most of the units that I have planned will be labour-oriented," said Menon.
Menon expects to start 10 units, with each unit employing around 500 employees.
"Since the investment climate is favourable in Saudi Arabia, a majority of my new production units would be based there and I have already commenced work. I expect most of these units to be on stream by mid-2007," said Menon.