June 11, 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates : Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on maritime cooperation with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the government authority behind Singapore's port and maritime development.
Under the MoU, DMCA and MPA will explore possible areas of collaboration in planning and regulation of marinas and waterways, promoting maritime environment protection in line with international standards, conducting maritime training and research, and exploring other mutual maritime areas of interest.
Capt. M Segar, MPA's Assistant Chief Executive (Operations) said: “The signing of the MOU between MPA and the DMCA is another pillar in reinforcing the bilateral ties between Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, and will provide a framework by which MPA and the DMCA can continue to closely cooperate on maritime issues of mutual interest.”
The MoU was signed during a recent business trip to Singapore wherein a delegation from Dubai led by DMCA Executive Director Amer Ali met with MPA senior executives. During the visit, DMCA also conducted a meeting with the Singapore Chambers, and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), the private sector-led body that provides a representative voice for the
maritime industry and works with the Singapore Government to develop Singapore as an international maritime centre.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said: “The signing of the MOU represents another important step forward in our mission to establish Dubai as a global maritime hub. Building on our shared experiences and our respective core capabilities, DMCA and MPA have been actively engaged in various discussions and exchange of information that have opened new possibilities for more meaningful cooperation in the future.”