Director-General, National Maritime Authority, Nigeria, Visits Singapore under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (Mpa) Distinguished Visitors Programme (Dvp)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is playing host to Dr George Mbanefo Eneh, Director-General of the National Maritime Authority, Nigeria, under its Distinguished Visitors Programme (DVP), from 17-18 August 2000.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is playing host to Dr George Mbanefo Eneh, Director-General of the National Maritime Authority, Nigeria, under its Distinguished Visitors Programme (DVP), from 17-18 August 2000.

Dr Eneh was appointed Director-General of the Nigerian National Maritime Authority in 1999, having served in various other Nigerian Federal Government offices, including the Federal Ministries of National Planning, Transport and Finance, throughout his professional career. Dr Eneh holds a Master's degree in Political Economy from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA; and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

During the 2-day programme, Dr Eneh will meet Mr Peter Ho, Chairman, MPA; Mr Chen Tze Penn, Director-General, MPA; and other MPA senior officials.

Other programme highlights include a tour of the MPA's new Port Operations Control Centre (POCC2) to view our state-of-the-art Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS), a demonstration of the Singapore Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) onboard the MPA's latest hydrographic vessel, the Mata Ikan, and a port visit.

The MPA DVP was established in 1997 as a channel for the MPA to meet and develop long-term working relationships with key personalities from the international maritime community. The Programme has proved to be an effective platform for exchanging views on international maritime issues and enhancing Singapore's bilateral maritime relations.

Dr Eneh is the third dignitary to visit Singapore under the MPA DVP this year. The MPA had earlier hosted visits from Mr Bram Westerduin, Director-General for Freight Transport of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, and Mr Brian Wadsworth, Director of Logistics and Maritime Transport of the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, in January and March 2000 respectively.

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