Director of Macao Marine and Water Bureau Visits China MSA
On the morning of July 5,2023, E Hailiang, Deputy Director General, China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) met in Beijing with Huang Suiwen, Director of Macao Marine and Water Bureau. The heads of the Comprehensive Planning Department, the Water Transport Bureau, and the relevant departments of China MSA attended the meeting.
Ehai Liang warmly welcomes Director Huang Suiwen and his delegation to visit and stated that the mainland and Macao have maintained good cooperation in the maritime field for many years. China MSA will actively support the development of maritime work in Macao and the construction of maritime projects in the Macao Special Administrative Region within its scope of responsibility. Huang Suiwen stated that under the guidance of China MSA, Guangdong MSA has collaborated with the Maritime and Water Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region to ensure the safety of navigation in the waters of Macao, greatly reducing the incidence of accidents. At the same time, she expressed gratitude to the relevant departments and bureaus of Ministry of Transport for their feedback on the draft of Macao’s sea area planning and marine functional zoning.
The two sides exchanged in-depth views on issues such as cooperation in the production, exchange, publication and distribution of nautical books, improvement of the consultation mechanism for Macao’s marine related projects and policy documents, establishment of a permanent mechanism for maritime personnel training and exchange, and holding a maritime summer camp in the Greater Bay Area. They agreed to actively carry out practical cooperation within the framework of the relevant cooperation arrangements between the Ministry of Transport and the Macao SAR government and the Maritime Cooperation Agreement in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and solved many practical work problems. The two sides agreed to further strengthen and deepen maritime cooperation, ensure the safety of ship navigation, prevent ships from polluting the marine environment, and jointly serve the shipping development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.