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MOIT, JICA Hold Maritime Workshop

Workshop aims to improve strategic policies and planning for development and mainte­nance of maritime infrastruc­tures Having proper and well main­tained maritime infrastruc­ture is vital in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) as
17 Jan 2018 11:00
MOIT, JICA Hold Maritime Workshop
Facilitators and participants of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport-Japan International Cooperation Agency maritime workshop in Suva. Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

Workshop aims to improve strategic policies and planning for development and mainte­nance of maritime infrastruc­tures

Having proper and well main­tained maritime infrastruc­ture is vital in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) as it connects these island economies to differ­ent industries and is an impor­tant enabler to achieving eco­nomic, social and community outcome.

Deputy Secretary Infrastructure, Puamau Sowane made the comments while opening the Long–Term Policy and Planning for Maritime Nation’s Consultative Workshop last month at the Tanoa Plaza in Suva.

Facilitated by the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the primary objective of the workshop was to deliberate on the best prac­tices on the long-term policy and planning on strategies for the de­velopment of maritime facilities.

The three day workshop was attended by participants from Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Fiji with lectures being conducted by three facilitators from Japan.

The workshop provided an op­portunity for representatives from these PICs to share their views based on their local cases and discuss areas of improve­ment.

It has also set a platform for PICs to engage in cooperative efforts with other countries in the region working through re­gional organisations, to achieve consistent and compatible standards and practices appro­priate to the region across the maritime sector.

Meanwhile, JICA consult­ant engaged with the Ministry of Infrastructure andTrans­port, Kato–San also launched his book titled “Jetties and Landings in Fiji for Public Transport” at the workshop.

The book provides a guide to the implementation of the policy and the expected outputs for the activities of the maritime sector.

– Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport



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