Singapore and Indonesia mark 10 years of maritime training with MOU extension

Singapore and Indonesia mark 10 years of maritime training with MOU extension
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SINGAPORE - Training of government officers in the maritime sector from Singapore and Indonesia will be strengthened with the extension of an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to raise their professional and technical standards.

The MOU, signed by Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Indonesia's Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST), comes at the 9th meeting of the MoU, and 10 years of strong bilateral co-operation between both maritime agencies.

The past 10 years have seen more than 50 programmes and workshops have been organised for more than 800 officials, MPA said in a statement today.

Areas of training include the implementation of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Conventions, which contributes to the enhancement of navigational safety and marine environmental protection, labour practices, and port operations.

Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA, said, "The MoU underscores Singapore's close ties with Indonesia and attests to the commitment of both countries to facilitate greater exchange of knowledge and best practices in the maritime sector.

"With the extension of the MoU, a greater focus will be placed on maritime leadership development for senior officials in DGST and MPA."

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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