Dr Futaisi leaves for Singapore maritime meet

March 13, 2019

Delegated by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, left for Singapore to represent the sultanate in the 1st World Congress on Maritime Heritage (WCMH), scheduled to be held from March 13 to 15.

The congress aims at highlighting the importance of world maritime heritage and maritime routes, as well as the world endeavours to promote cooperation among countries to ensure sustainable future for better understanding the joint maritime heritage.

It will bring together a diverse global array of maritime stakeholders, and provide a unique opportunity for all to form new partnerships towards achieving a common objective, securing a sustainable future through better understanding of our common maritime heritage. According to the organisers, the congress will chart new ground and create a string of tangible and intangible benefits that flow from this first-ever gathering. The congress will promote the interests and value of maritime industries, enhance the attention, visits, and interests of maritime museums, historic places, and heritage organisations; and result in new cross-sector relationships and partnerships.

It will also serve as a vehicle for international organisations to better connect communities by demonstrating their historic maritime relationships and illustrate how better understanding our past through the lens of maritime heritage will help the world better navigate the future.