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IMO : Financial boost for IMO initiatives and institutions

IMO’s work on support for seafarers, GHG emissions, and affiliated educational institutions has received a financial boost from the Government of Malaysia. The funds will be allocated to a range of activities:

to provide support to seafarers on the frontline of COVID-19 – £ 25,000
IMO Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Technical Cooperation Trust Fund – £ 25,000
World Maritime University (WMU) – US$ 117,400

The cheques were presented to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim by H.E. Mr. Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport for Malaysia, during Malaysia’s 50th anniversary in IMO reception at the Malaysian High Commission (19 October).

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The funds to support seafarers on the frontline of COVID-19 will be used by IMO’s Seafarer Crisis Action Team (SCAT), which has so far dealt with over 500 cases involving thousands of individual seafarers.

The multi-donor trust fund for GHG is a voluntary trust fund providing a dedicated source of financial support for technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support the implementation of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy.

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