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الأحد, 18 تشرين1/أكتوير 2009 10:30
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 Under the auspices of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Transport was opened by Dr. Nasser Saif Al Mansouri, general manager of National Transport Authority the Commission on the fourth day of October 2009, a workshop on voluntary audit program to maritime administrations for the GCC to be held in collaboration with FAO IMO "IMO" Armed Forces Officers Club, which lasted until the seventh of October 2009.

The workshop aims to enhance maritime safety and security and the protection of the global marine environment, as the voluntary audit sheds light on some issues, including the effective implementation of international maritime legislation of the Member States of IMO and the implementation of these laws and regulations by member states.

Dr. Nasser Saif Al Mansouri said the workshop is in line with the recommendations of the second meeting of working group on coordination of voluntary audit on implementation of international treaties and obligations, which was held in January of this year in Saudi Arabia and to address the International Maritime Organization to provide technical support in this regard.

He stressed the importance of the workshop to explain how the correct procedures to be followed to implement the recommendation of international instruments and assessment of relevant international and improve the performance and overall organizational capacity of the maritime administrations and processing of maritime administrations of the GCC countries to establish measures for scrutiny, as well as the voluntary exchange of information between specialists in the maritime authorities of the GCC states and FAO experts as well to take advantage of the voluntary audit results to maritime administrations in some member states of the Organization.

He noted that the Maritime Transport Sector, the NTA is looking to promote the effective participation with the participants to achieve the desired goals for the benefit of countries in the region and to raise the level of security, safety and protection of the marine environment locally, regionally and globally.

And participate in this workshop and the delegations from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait in addition to Oman, as well as a delegation from the International Maritime Organization.