Norway and Singapore has entered into a new agreement that will strengthen the maritime collaboration between the two countries.
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), represented by Chief Executive, Mr Andrew Tan, signed a Joint Statement with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on 10 October 206 during the State Visit by President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Norway. Norway’s signatory was State Secretary Dilek Ayhan. The signing was witnessed by President Tony Tan and His Majesty King, Harald V of Norway.
Besides substantial commercial and industrial cooperation between the highly competent maritime clusters of Singapore and Norway, both countries also have extensive co-operation in research and development in maritime environment, sustainable energy technology, offshore and marine engineering, maritime operations and info-communications technology.
In education, the Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies and Master of Science in Maritime Studies are jointly conducted by BI Norwegian School of Management and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
MPA Chief Executive, Mr Andrew Tan spoke at a seminar organised by Research Council of Norway, addressing the topic ‘Cooperation on Maritime Research and Education between Norway and Singapore’ to industry leaders, academia and government delegates from both countries.
“Norway and Singapore enjoy close maritime relations. I am pleased to reaffirm our longstanding partnership with Norway in areas of maritime and offshore R&D and maritime education, and look forward to working together to develop innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to enhance the competitiveness of our respective maritime industries’, said Mr Andrew Tan.
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)