Singapore Strengthens Maritime Ties with Norway
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), represented by Chief Executive, Andrew Tan, signed a Joint Statement with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on October 10 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 maritime clusters of Singapore and Norway, both countries also have extensive cooperation 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).
In view of the strong maritime relations between Singapore and Norway, MPA is part of the delegation in President Tony Tan’s visit to Norway. MPA Chief Executive, Andrew Tan will be speaking at a seminar organised by Research Council of Norway. He will be 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 Andrew Tan.