The Port of Cagayan de Oro is lucky to be one of nine ports in five countries selected by the ASEAN Ports Association (APA) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) for the “Sustainable Port Development in the ASEAN Region” project.

The three-year project is  designed to help a selected number of ports comply with international environment and safety standards while improving their efficiency. It is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Aside from Cagayan de Oro, the other ports selected to actively participate in the project include Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port in Cambodia, Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak in Indonesia, Iloilo in the Philippines, Bangkok and Laem Chabang in Thailand, and Saigon Port in Vietnam.

The project will work with individual ports and address their specific needs, as well as engaging in the development of training for a wider audience in each of the countries. The project will also collaborate with the Partnership in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) to assist the participating ports to implement and continually improve their safety, health and environmental management via an integrated approach.

from http://www.portstrategy.com

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