Madagascar Mulls Maritime Policy

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 20, 2019

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Madagascar is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work promoting good maritime governance to support sustainable development.

A workshop started the process to develop a National Maritime Transport Policy (NMTP) for the country took place in the capital, Antananarivo (13-15 November).

Forty participants from across government departments took part and decided to complete a draft policy in early 2020.

All relevant government entities and stakeholders would be involved in the process, with the goal being to contribute to the country’s sustainable socio-economic development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Maritime transport is essential for sustainable trade and development. It’s a central part of the “Blue Economy”, which has enormous potential to promote economic growth and improve peoples’ lives – while addressing many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The workshop was organized by IMO and the Agence Portuaire, Maritime et Fluviale, with support from the World Maritime University (WMU).

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