DUBAI, sixth January, 2021 (WAM) — UAE Ministry of Vitality and Infrastructure has signed a partnership settlement with the Arab Academy for Science Expertise and Maritime Transport (AASTS) department in Sharjah, to utilise the capabilities of AASTS and the experience of its employees to serve and develop the UAE’s maritime sector.
The settlement helps AASTS’ imaginative and prescient to reinforce the Arab maritime sector by making ready the nation’s youth to be competent trade professionals, whereas additionally offering analysis and growth providers.
The settlement was signed by Hassan Mohammed Juma Al Mansouri, Below-Secretary of the Ministry of Vitality and Infrastructure, and Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Faraj, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Expertise and Maritime Transport.
Al Mansouri stated, “Within the UAE, we’re decided to be ‘Quantity One’ in all areas and intention to grow to be a singular instance in sustainable growth, making certain the prosperity and wellbeing of the present and future generations within the post-oil period. That is the essence of the UAE’s technique as we put together for the following fifty years. The maritime economic system and the maritime sector are key pillars to attain this imaginative and prescient. Greater than 20,000 maritime institutions and firms function within the UAE. Our ports obtain over 12 million containers yearly, supporting the financial progress within the UAE and different Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. Thus, boosting maritime investments, that are valued at US$65 billion, yearly.”
Al Mansouri added, “This imaginative and prescient can’t be achieved with out certified and inventive professionals, who’re able to utilizing this chance to construct on the achievements our founding fathers, beneath the flag of the Union. Our leaders remodeled challenges into success and unparalleled prosperity and our partnership with the academy helps this imaginative and prescient.”
Enhancing the financial capabilities
Dr. Faraj emphasised, “We now have obtained limitless assist from the UAE’s management to empower and develop the maritime sector. This has been evident for the reason that institution of the academy’s department in Sharjah, which is the most important of all our branches and is comparable in dimension and capabilities to our headquarters in Alexandria.”
Dr. Faraj added, “Our partnership with the Ministry of Vitality and Infrastructure, which incorporates the ministry’s accreditation of our coaching and educational programmes, will make the academy the maritime educational arm that serves the UAE’s maritime agenda and contributes to implementing the nation’s strategic plans.”
Enabling a digital period
Prof. Dr. Hossam Shawky, Appearing Director of the Academy’s Department in Sharjah highlighted, “The UAE has made nice strides in digitalising its maritime infrastructure. Its ports are listed amongst among the most technologically advance worldwide. Because the demand for technology-enabled options is rising with the altering instances, there’s an pressing want to offer the maritime sector with younger cybersecurity specialists to reinforce the safety of digital maritime property.”
Shawky added, “We intention to create consciousness amongst all members of the society in regards to the significance of the maritime sector, additionally emphasising the important function of Emirati seamen. This endeavour will be certain that the youthful generations are inspired to comply with within the footsteps of their forefathers, who left behind a wealthy legacy that prolonged from East Africa to the farthest islands of the China Sea.”
Growing maritime coaching
Commenting on the cooperation, Dr. Captain Ahmed Youssef, Affiliate Dean of the Maritime Transport Expertise School, AASTS clarified, “This settlement is very useful because the Ministry of Vitality and Infrastructure will present full assist to facilitate the coaching of our college students on ships working within the UAE.”
Aside from its different achievements, AASTS can be recognized for having the very best proportion of feminine college students amongst maritime academies within the Center East and North Africa. Enrolled feminine college students account for greater than 43 per cent of the full variety of college students.