JMT Attends the ASEAN Hydrographic Survey Workshop

JAKARTA, 13-15 September 2023 – The JAIF Management Team (JMT) had the opportunity to attend a two-day ASEAN Hydrographic Survey Workshop on 13-14 September. The workshop was the grand finale of the five-year project Joint Hydrographic Survey of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) since 2016. The project was undertaken with the technical support of the Malacca Straits Council (MSC) of Japan.

The highlight of the workshop was the Littoral States and Japan together launching the 7th edition of the Malacca and Singapore Straits Electronic Navigational Charts (MSS-ENC). The updated MSS-ENC will help to ensure the safe navigation of vessels and the protection of the marine environment in the MSS.

The workshop was hosted by the Ministry of Transport of Indonesia and attended by representatives of Malaysia and Singapore, Senior Deputy Director General MIYATAKE Yoshifumi of the Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan, and Ambassador KIYA Masahiko of the Mission of Japan to ASEAN.

On the following day, 15 September, the MSC paid a courtesy visit to JMT and the Transport Division of the ASEAN Secretariat to report on the successful completion of the final workshop of the project. It is hoped that maritime cooperation in the ASEAN region will be further enhanced through future JAIF-supported projects.

JMT Attends the ASEAN Hydrographic Survey Workshop

Malacca Straits Council (MSC) Japan, ASEAN Secretariat Transport Division, and JAIF Management Team posed for a group photo during the courtesy visit by the MSC.

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