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National awareness workshop on the implementation of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

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National awarness workshop on the implementation of
the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
and the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
Yangon, Myanmar, 12 to 16 November 2019

 

INTRODUCTION
1. A National awarness workshop on the implementation of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code will be held in Yangon, Myanmar, 12 to 16 November 2019.
2. The activity is organized within the framework of the Under IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) and in collaboration with the Department of Marine Administration of Myanmar.
3. This capacity building programme aims at providing training to shore-side personnel involved in the management of dangerous goods in packaged form and solid bulk cargoes in all their various aspects (e.g. correct identification, classification, packing, labelling, handling, storage, loading, stowage, unloading and transport), which will enable them to improve their understanding of the IMDG and IMSBC Codes as well as enhance implementation and good practice when dealing with these mandatory international instruments.

PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILE AND NOMINATIONS
4. The target audience for the training course should be shore-side personnel engaged in the transport of dangerous goods and/or solid bulk cargoes intended to be transported by sea. It would be appreciated if, when nominating participants for this activity, the technical expertise profile indicated below was observed:
Shore-based personnel such as those who:
– classify dangerous goods and identify proper shipping names of dangerous goods;
– pack dangerous goods;
– mark, label or placard dangerous goods;
– load/unload Cargo Transport Units;
– prepare transport documents for dangerous goods;
– offer dangerous goods for transport;
– accept dangerous goods for transport;
– handle dangerous goods in transport;
– prepare dangerous goods loading/stowage plans;
– load/unload dangerous goods into/from ships;
– carry dangerous goods in transport;
– enforce, survey or inspect compliance with applicable rules and regulations; or
– are otherwise involved in the transport of dangerous goods as determined by the competent authority.

COURSE DATE AND VENUE
12 –  16 November 2019
(Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm)
Park Royal Hotel , Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar National Train-Implement Course

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1      Summary

MEPSEAS is assisting participating developing countries address high-priority marine environment issues related to ships and shipping – in particular, implementing four of IMO’s key international environmental conventions.

The four-year project, titled ‘Marine Environment Protection for Southeast Asia Seas (MEPSEAS)’, will focus on enhancing the countries’ capacity to implement a number of high-priority marine environment conventions, including the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL); the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention; the London dumping of wastes convention and protocol; and the Ballast Water Management Convention.

Under the agreement, Norad will make available some USD2 million via contributions to IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme. The seven ASEAN countries involved will be Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The project will build on a previous IMO-Norad project which directly led to the six countries (except Myanmar) concerned making substantial progress in terms of implementation and/or ratification of IMO environmental treaties. For countries which have acceded to the relevant treaties, the new MEPSEAS project will allow them to focus on effective implementation.

1.1   Background

MEPSEAS is engaging regional, national and local partners, representing government, industry and NGOs. Greater participation by women is also being targeted – through partnering with the IMO programme on Integration of Women in Maritime Sector.

South-East Asia is dominated by the sea. With extensive coastlines and about 30% of the world’s sea space under their jurisdictions, the countries of the ASEAN region have a vital influence on the health of the oceans.

The region’s coastal and marine ecosystems are among the world’s richest and most productive, with vast social and economic importance. Yet the pressure from increased shipping activity is immense – and growing.

MEPSEAS is assisting participating developing countries address high-priority marine environment issues related to ships and shipping – in particular, implementing four of IMO’s key international environmental conventions.

Myanmar has a large marine territory of important coastal and marine ecosystems. It includes the Myeik Archipelago, which is made up of hundreds of islands.

Maritime transportation serves more than 80% of the nation’s trade and the country has developed a pool of seafarers that are deployed on board ships engaged in international voyages across the world.

The fisheries sector is the second largest food producing sector – a major source of food and employment. The seafood sector alone directly employs 3-4 million people and focuses primarily on the export market.

Myanmar will participate in this project to implement MARPOL Convention that has been ratified and to ratify Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention/Anti-Fouling Systems (AFS) Convention.

2      Objectives

To build capacity to implement national-level legislation and strategies.

2.1   Goal

To “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” is a key target of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 14). MEPSEAS draws on the capacity and expertise already developed in the foundation project to intensify momentum towards this vital objective.

2.2   Target Area & Beneficiaries

The four-year project- Myanmar will work to enhance the countries’ capacity to implement high-priority marine environment conventions, including the Ballast Water Management Convention, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, and the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention.

Attended by nominated officials, this national delivery will assist in the implementation phase of the MARPOL, particularly Annex V, and the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM). 

3      Course Date and Venue

30th September – 4th October 2019
(Monday to Friday from 10 am – 5 pm)
Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

World Maritime Day 2019 in Myanmar

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About World Maritime Day 2019

​​The World Maritime Day theme for the year is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important – yet under-utilized – contribution of women within the maritime sector.
The theme gives IMO the opportunity to work with various maritime stakeholders towards achieving the SDGs, particularly SDG 5, to foster an environment in which women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime training institutes and to encourage more conversation for gender equality in the maritime space.

Empowering women fuels thriving economies across the world, spurs growth and development, and benefits everyone working in the global maritime community in the drive towards safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping.

IMO Secretary-General’s message

 

 

Read the WMD message here

Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls

Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. However, IMO believes that empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurs productivity and growth, and benefits every stakeholder in the global maritime community. Through its Women in Maritime gender equality and capacity-building programme IMO encourages its Member States to enable women to train alongside men in their maritime institutes and so acquire the high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.

IMO supports gender equality and the empowerment of women through gender specific fellowships; by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries; and creating the environment in which women are identified and selected for career development opportunities in maritime administrations, ports and maritime training institutes.

Click here to learn more about SDG 5.

Event

The World Maritime Day Event 2019 will be held in Yangon, Myanmar, on 30 September 2019, at Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel. Event will start from 9 AM.

 

 

NATIONAL CONSULTATION SEMINAR ON NATIONAL CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR MARINE POLLUTION

The National Contingency Plan (NCP) for Marine Pollution aims to establish preparedness and response measures pollution incidents by local and national mechanism as well as in coordination with other countries in combating major incidents or threats of marine pollution.

This Seminar will focus on the consultation on the NCP that has been drafted by the National Task Force (NTF) and is under translation process.

The programme includes the explanation on the whole features of National Contingency Plan as well as stakeholder consultation workshop on the draft NCP. After the workshop, the NCP will be translated into national language and, then submit to the Attorney General Office through Ministry.

Therefore, National Consultation Seminar on National Contingency Plan for Marine pollution will be held from 15 to 16 November, 2018 at Yangon. This Seminar is jointly organized by the Department of Marine Administration, Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA).

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