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Two-day Intl. Seminar On 'Maritime Sector' To Begin On April 18

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Two-day Intl. seminar on 'Maritime Sector' to begin on April 18

A two-day International Maritime Academies Seminar (IMAS) will start here on Wednesday, wherein twenty three experts from seven countries along with local experts representing public sector organizations linked to marine affairs will deliberate on wide range of issues.

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2018 ) :A two-day International Maritime Academies Seminar (IMAS) will start here on Wednesday, wherein twenty three experts from seven countries along with local experts representing public sector organizations linked to marine affairs will deliberate on wide range of issues.

The participating countries include Sweden, Mauritius,Ukraine, Maldives, Malaysia, Kenya and Tanzania. The seminar being hosted by the pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) would begin at 10am. at a local hotel.

The theme is 'Maritime Education and Training'. Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Mir Hasel Khan Bizenjo and senior officers from his Ministry will also attend this international seminar. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Qasim International Container Terminal, United Bank Limited, Port Qasim Authority (PQA), Association of Builders and Developers Pakistan (ABAD) and Pakistan National Shipping Corporation are amongst the collaborators.

Briefing the media persons about this international event, Pakistan Marine Academy Commandant Commodore Akbar Naqi said this was the second international seminar on maritime issues organized by the PMA, after two years, and hoped that it would be more productive for all participating countries.

Besides exchange of information among the experts, 400 cadets of the PMA would get a lot of information on many topics. The PMA is a branch of the World Maritime University (Sweden) and only public Sector Institute of Pakistan authorized for conducting International Maritime Organization (IMO) courses.

It was giving training to cadets and crew for Merchant Navy to serve the maritime industry within and outside the country. It was also main feeder of Human Resources to maritime sector of the country including Karachi Port Trust, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Port Qasim Authority and Gwadar Port Authority, he said.

It had also given trainings to Customs and Coast Guards officials and fire fighters of City District Government Karachi. He said the PMA was training cadets from all over Pakistan and had so far trained 3075 Pakistani and 68 foreign cadets.

More than 1000 cadets of the PMA were working in merchant navies of different countries. It was equipped with the most modern Merchant Navy Simulators and was also doing its best to bring maritime awareness at university and college levels by organizing seminars and sports etc.

within and outside the country. He said that with acquiring more equipment and skills before end of this year, Pakistan would stand amongst few countries being advanced in maritime sector. He also confirmed that 3rd International Maritime Academies Seminar (IMAS) would be held in 2020 in Karachi.

He appreciated the assistance provided by sponsors of the event and also sought media support for highlighting the objectives of this international seminar.

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