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Saturday Aug 15 2020

PM Imran lauds maritime ministry for finalising Blue Economy policy for shipping

A vessel of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency. — Photo by PMSA

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday congratulated the Ministry of Maritime Affairs for finalising a "new and dynamic" Blue Economy policy aimed at revitalising the shipping sector.

On Twitter, the prime minister said the new policy would help save valuable foreign exchange of Pakistan and create more employment opportunities for country’s seafarers.

“We will ensure Pakistan fulfils its enormous maritime potential,” the prime minister said.

The Blue Economy encompasses several industries, including ports, shipping companies, energy, renewable energy, fisheries, maritime transportation, tourism, climate change, and waste management, among others.

PM Imran had declared the year 2020 as the year of Blue Economy to gain maximum advantage of the blue economy resources.