DAMMAM Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi said on Wednesday that companies and establishments in the Eastern Province recorded a growth of 24 percent over the past three years, thanks to the reforms as well as improvement in the business environment and business procedures.

The minister made the remarks during an interaction with businessmen, businesswomen and entrepreneurs from the Eastern Province on the sidelines of the Eastern Biban Forum.

Qasabi said the number of commercial registrations issued for a total of 29,869 companies rose by 24 percent to 181,086 during last three years.