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28 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:29 GMT+1

February 28, 2020

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IMO creates new Partnerships and Projects department

It will be tasked with focusing on the main global maritime transport issues

Next Sunday the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will activate the new Partnerships and Projects department, organization's secretariat, to which it will be assigned the task of focusing on the main issues global transport, including decarbonisation, marine plastic waste and biofouling. In addition, the new department will become the benchmark for the partnership development and project coordination supported by long-term lenders as well as for implementation of the IMO's reserve mobilisation strategy in order to strengthen its Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).

The new department will be led by Jose Matheickal, who has more than 15 years of experience in conducting and coordination of major projects at the IMO, with the assistance of Youngso Kim, who will lead the partnership initiatives within the new structure.

"In order for the benefits of sustainable development are evenly distributed - commented the Secretary-General IMO, Kitack Lim - all countries must be able to play a full and active role in maritime activities. A Building partnerships is key. This new department will help to ensure that what Happen. This is in line with my vision of a "Voyage Together", in which no one is left behind when effective implementation of the IMO's global standards."

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