PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS: Pound 10,000 for the ‘ITCP TC Global Programme on the effective implementation and enforcement of energy efficiency measures for ships’

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg met Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim in London.

Minister Borg said that Malta is indeed a firm supporter of the technical cooperation programme and is committed to continue doing its utmost in order to further develop such a programme. As a sign of Malta’s continued support for the valuable work of the IMO, especially in the fight against climate change, Minister Borg said that Malta will be contributing the sum of Pound 10,000 to the ‘ITCP TC Global Programme on the effective implementation and enforcement of energy efficiency measures for ships’.

The IMO is a United Nations specialised agency that sets global standards for shipping and is responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. Malta has been a member since 1996 and currently holds a position in the council.

Minister Borg said that Malta remains a firm supporter of the work of the IMO and is committed to continue playing an active role in promoting the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Secretary General Kitack Lim praised Malta’s contribution, and also referred to the Valletta Declaration, which outlines the strategic direction that the EU should take for ensuring that the EU maritime industry remains sustainable.

The Secretary General and the Minister both referred to the excellent work being carried out at the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), which is proudly hosted in Malta�further underlining Malta’s commitment to the IMO training institutions.

Source: Government of Malta