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Singapore: MoT commits USD 3 million contribution to IMO for technical cooperation

17 Nov 2021

The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday (16 November) said it has committed a total contribution of USD 3,000,000 to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for technical co-operation for the next two years, to support technical cooperation and training for IMO Member States, including to support the IMO’s decarbonisation agenda. 

As part of the enhanced five-year technical co-operation and training package that Singapore had launched with the IMO in April 2018, Singapore will continue to provide USD 2,900,000 value of technical co-operation for the IMO and its Member States in 2022 and 2023. 

The contribution comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops and courses to enhance capacity-building and human resource development, as well as the implementation of the IMO-Singapore Single Window for Facilitation of Trade (SWiFT) project. 

The package builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore and the IMO Concerning a Third Country Training Programme, under which the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been providing capacity-building assistance to IMO Member States since 1998. 

Singapore will also contribute USD 100,000 to the IMO Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Technical Cooperation Trust Fund to support technical co-operation in the implementation of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships.  

“To mark the 55th anniversary of Singapore’s membership of the IMO, we are contributing to the IMO Greenhouse Gases Technical Cooperation-Trust Fund. We hope that this contribution will help support the implementation of the Initial IMO Strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Minister Iswaran.

“Singapore also remains committed to technical cooperation in support of the development of the international maritime sector, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Singapore will continue to work with the IMO and its Member States to prepare for the future of shipping and for progress together as one international maritime community.”

 

Photo credit: Ministry of Transport
Published: 17 November, 2021

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