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Transport minister: Egypt winning IMO membership a victory for Egyptian will

Dr. Hesham Arafat. Transport minister has praised the great success Egypt achieved in the International Maritime Organization IMO elections, ranking sixth, pointing out that  this success goes back to the great support  of the political authority  and Egyptian government  in addition to Foreign  ministry  efforts  and Egyptian embassy  at London  together with Suez Canal authority and Egyptian maritime transport system as a whole whether ( Maritime transport sector, Maritime Safety authority and navigational chamber) declaring that this success is considered a success for the Egyptian will.  

  He also added that Arafat in his word declared that Egypt is a maritime country enjoying a distinguished site and long coasts on two seas, Red and Mediterranean, that are linked by the Suez Canal, where 17000 vessels have crossed the Canal last year giving  Egypt  and its maritime sector logistic and commercial importance all over the world. Moreover, Egypt as a coastal country is keen to fulfill all commitments related with main targets of the organization.  Thus Egypt has fulfilled all   its commitments related to maritime safety and reinforcing maritime security. Also Egypt  owns a comprehensive system distributed all along Egyptian coasts  for aid in search and rescue  and is managed by Egyptian Search and Rescue center which is considered  one of first centers established in the Middle East and Africa.   

   In the field of environment protection, the minister declared that Egypt is applying MARPOL convention for maritime pollution prevention and London convention and protocol for drowning also convention for maritime pollution   damage compensation and responsibility. Lately Egypt has also joined ballast water management convention and international convention for pollution combat. Egypt again participated in implementing regional strategy for protection from pollution resulting from vessels, as issued by REMPEC center; and since the human factor is considered main cornerstone of maritime transport industry thus Egyptian government focuses on training; where Egypt is a member in global universities union and cooperates through its maritime institutes with IMO in training and prequalifying maritime cadres of all Arab and African countries in different maritime transport fields  through Arab academy for science and technology and maritime transport.  AAST which provided about half million education and training opportunity for cadres in different fields of specialization in accordance with international STCW convention regulations and its amendments

  Transport minister has pointed out that Egyptian government, copying with global technology development, will implement electronic managing system in Egyptian ports.  It has also taken serious steps to implement mono window system to facilitate procedures and transactions inside ports.    

   Moreover, due to importance of maritime transport being national economy growth   trailer, hence the Egyptian government is about to take final procedures for issuing comprehensive maritime policies for the Mediterranean by 2030, assuring   Egypt sincere support for IMO missions and its keenness to reinforce safety and maritime security in addition to environment protection and facilitating trade.