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Singapore gives $6.5m to International Maritime Organisation

It also launched a 5-year technical cooperation with IMO for fellowships, workshops, and scholarships.

Singapore launched an enhanced five-year technical co-operation and $6.5m (US$5m) training package for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and its member states. According to an announcement, the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to enhance capacity-building and human resource development.

The package builds on the memorandum of understanding between Singapore and the IMO for a Third Country Training Programme (TCTP), under which the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been providing capacity-building assistance to IMO member states since 1998.

IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim said, “Since the inception of the IMO-Singapore Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) in 1998, many Member States have benefited substantially from this programme. Today, I welcome Singapore’s announcement regarding the enhancement of its technical co-operation and training package to IMO, including increased support to the World Maritime University (WMU). I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Government of Singapore for its continued support to IMO’s technical cooperation programme and encourage other IMO Member States to enhance further their contribution”.

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