Modernization of Philippine tanker fleet an essential endeavor— Mejia

TO ENSURE MARITIME SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND PROMOTION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

 

Japan-Philippines Joint Project for the Enhancement of Oil Tanker Vessel Construction in the Philippines

 

In his opening remarks on the briefing on the “Japan-Philippines Joint Project for the Enhancement of Oil Tanker Vessel Construction in the Philippines,” Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr expresses the importance of the modernization of the Philippine tanker fleet. “This significant undertaking is essential in ensuring maritime safety, environment protection and promotion, and the development of our local shipbuilding industry,” Mejia says. He also appreciates the participation and cooperation of the Japanese government and private sector representatives.

The occasion at the Diamond Hotel on 2 December 2015 highlights the presentations from the Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Communication (MLIT) and Class Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) with illustrations and specifications of the model ship, as well as the procedures for supplying technical designs.

Meanwhile, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) provides attractive loan options, such as the Two-Step Loan Scheme that falls under its Logistics Infrastructure Development Project.

Japan-Philippines Joint Project for the Enhancement of Oil Tanker Vessel Construction in the Philippines

The MLIT and MARINA spearhead the briefing, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ClassNK, ClassNK Consulting Services, the Japan External Trade-Singapore (JETRO Singapore) and the Development Bank of the Philippines. Thirty-nine participants representing local shipping and shipbuilding companies and twenty-nine representatives from both Philippine and Japan governments join the meeting.

For inquiries, contact:
Engr. Ramon C. Hernandez
Director II, Shipyard Regulations Service
Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
Tel. 525 7212 or email srs@marina.gov.ph

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