Saudi Minister of Transport and Logistics Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser has signed a cooperation agreement on maritime transport with Oman, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Thursday.
Al-Jasser signed the agreement with Oman’s Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology Eng. Saeed bin Hamoud Al Maawali during his visit to Muscat, SPA said.
The agreement aims to enhance areas of cooperation in the maritime transport sector for passengers and goods, facilitate the traffic of commercial ships, develop economic relations between the two countries and contribute to raising the efficiency of maritime transport services.
It also aims to facilitate technology transfer and encourage maritime studies and training, which contributes to the localization of the vital industry, as well as providing the necessary facilities for building and maintaining ships in both countries, protecting the marine environment and reducing environmental pollution.
Saudi Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistics and Acting Head of the Public Transport Authority Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih also signed an MoU for mutual recognition of certificates issued under the provisions of the International Agreement on Levels of Training, Certification and Shift Work for Sea Workers of 1978 and its amendments with the Omani Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology.
Another MoU was signed with Al Maawali to raise the levels of quality and efficiency of officers and sailors working aboard the ships of the two countries, and their suitability to carry out their tasks and meet the optimal standards for maritime safety, protection of property, preservation of the marine environment, and to ensure keeping pace with developments and exchange of expertise in the transfer of knowledge, training, qualification and evaluation programs to award certificates.