The Maritime and Port Bureau and National Taiwan Ocean University signed a tripartite memorandum of cooperation with Sriwijaya University of Indonesia today (October 11). MPB Director-General David Hsieh, National Taiwan Ocean University President Chang Ching-Feng, and Mr. Basri, Deputy Director of the Joint Transportation Center of Sriwijaya University of Indonesia, attended the signing ceremony. The three parties shall advance related cooperation projects for marine education, crew training, and shipping policies in the future and they also look forward to jointly organize international conferences or seminars to advance the development of marine shipping policies and facilitate international business exchanges.
MPB Director-General David Hsieh stated that MPB shall actively establish communication platforms and partnerships with related marine and academic institutions. Indonesia is an important partner for Taiwan’s marine shipping and trade. Sriwijaya is located in Palembang, Sumatera, Indonesia and it has always been an important shipping hub in the region. The Asia Games were also held there this year and the world experienced the vibrancy of Indonesia. National Taiwan Ocean University is an important hub for marine education in Taiwan and it has cultivated countless elites in the marine shipping sector. The partnership of the three entities will open up a new chapter for the New Southbound policy and the confirmation of the basis for cooperation will help intensify actual interactions and partnerships between the parties.
The signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding was organized at the opening ceremony of the “2nd Port City Universities Summit” organized by National Taiwan Ocean University and scholars from top-tier marine universities in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia were invited to bear witness.
Contact person: Planning Section - Chief Huang Ling-Yu