Equatorial Guinea attends International Summit on Naval Repairs

Experts from the global ports sphere met in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) to debate the present and future of the naval sector. The delegation from our country was represented by the Deputy Director general for Ports in the Insular Region, Manuel Ncogo Bengono, together with the Consul in the Canaries, Emerenciana Mangue Obiang Esidang.

The summit covered topics such as the application of new technologies in port settings, internalisation, the challenges and questions put by new legal frameworks, and renewable marine energies as generators of the sustainable blue economy.

The Deputy Director General said he was “satisfied” during the inauguration, and underlined that, we are working with the port of Las Palmas foundation with respect to the exchange of technologies. In the country we currently have new installations and some to be opened, due to the Horizonte 2020 development plan, promoted by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo”.

The International Summit on naval Repairs and the Supply of Ships allows the experiences of national and international companies to be shared in key sectors of port activities, and currently has over 300 representatives within the port areas in Europe, Africa and America.

Taking part in the opening session, together with the President of the Las Palmas Port Authority, Juan Jose Cardona, were the Vice-President of the Canaries Government, Pablo Rodriguez, and the President of the Gran Canaria City Hall, Antonio Morales, among other local authorities.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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