Singapore hosted the customised course on “Strategic Planning for Ports” for Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member States, organised under the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP), from 29 January to 2 February 2018.
19 participants from 13 IORA Member States attended the five-day course to learn how the port of Singapore continues to play a significant role in Singapore’s economic development. Beyond classroom lectures and discussions, participants also made site visits to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Operations Control Centre and Integrated Simulation Centre, as well as to PSA Container Terminals.
More about the SCP
Singapore has provided technical assistance to other developing countries since the 1960s. In 1992, the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) was established to bring together under one framework the various technical assistance programmes offered by Singapore. To date, Singapore has sponsored training courses and study visits for over 110,000 officials from more than 170 countries. Of these, more than 22,000 have been from IORA Member States. The SCP is managed by the Technical Cooperation Directorate of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.