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Singapore Participates In China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Maritime Forum

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Singapore – Maritime Port Authority

MPA participates in China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Maritime Forum held in Ningbo Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Mr Andrew Tan delivered a keynote speech at the “Sailing for More” International Maritime Conference held in conjunction with China Maritime Day at Ningbo, China on 10 July 2015.

In his speech, Mr Tan said China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road could help foster greater regional integration based on the principles of openness and inclusiveness, mutual cooperation and benefit, complementarity with existing regional architectures and leveraging on advances in new technology, ideas and best practices.

Mr Tan added that Singapore and China enjoy close cooperation and ports like Ningbo and Singapore could play important roles in the development of the new Maritime Silk Road.

The full speech by Mr Tan titled “The New Maritime Silk Road for a Prosperous Asia” is available at: http://www.mpa.gov.sg/sites/global_navigation/news_center/speeches/speech es_detail.page?filename=sp150710.xml

The China Maritime Day is held from 9 – 11 July 2015. Mr Tan also visited the Port of Ningbo, now the world’s 4th largest port by container volume after Shenzhen, Singapore and Shanghai.

About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) :

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests.

MPA is the driving force behind Singapore’s port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

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[photo credits: By William Cho (Port of Singapore Uploaded by Hydriz) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]

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