Asean Members of IMO Discussed Environment Plan in MEPSEAS Meeting

Street view of International Maritime Organization building in Lambeth, London, England

According to a Business Mirror article, Asean members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have presented their action plans for their maritime industries at the Second High-Level Regional Meeting on Marine Environment Protection of the Southeast Asian Seas (MEPSEAS) in Manila on August 27.

Environment Protection Initiatives

In a news statement given before the meeting, the Maritime Industry Authority  said international consultants will also lead sessions and provide updates regarding the environment protection initiatives, as well as discuss the steps to be undertaken to capacitate countries in implementing convention requirements. 

How did they plan to do it?

They planned to lead sessions on the following: initial delivery of the training modules covering the Ballast Water Management Convention, Anti-fouling System Convention and Marpol Annex V.

“Moreover, the strategic partners will present relevant activities and programs, which support the objectives of the MEPSEAS Project, and will also explore possible areas of collaboration and modalities by which to pursue cooperation,” the statement read.

What’s the aim of the project?

A four-year project that started in 2018, the MEPSEAS Project aims to provide assistance to East Asian nations in ratifying and implementing IMO Instruments for the protection of the marine environment. It is implemented in support of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

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Source: Business Mirror


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