Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs inaugurated the induction of Marine Debris Collection Barges at PN Dockyard

Federal Minister for Maritime Afairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi graced the occasion of Induction ceremony of Marine Debris Collection Barges (MDCBs) held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi, as Chief Guest on 05 April 2019. The Chairman KPT Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter accompanied the Federal Minister during the launching ceremony of marine debris collection barges service at Karachi harbour in hopper barges. The occasion was well attended by dignitaries from maritime domain belonging to both public and private sectors. Underscoring the importance of neat and clean harbour environment, the Chief Guest Minister for Maritime Afairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi laid emphasis on addressing marine pollution issues on priority basis. He appreciated the initiative of Pakistan Navy for attaining self-reliance and said that his government will support to promote such initiative of developing technology to resolve marine pollution issues. He said that in line with the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of clean and green Pakistan, the navy is spearheading various initiatives and creating marine pollution awareness in Pakistan. Later, the practical demonstration of harbour cleaning through “Trash Collection in the Hopper” of newly constructed marine debris collection barges was carried out to conclude the proceedings.