Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk signed the “Cooperation Protocol for Secondary Education Providing Maritime Education”. Making important statements, Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that existing ports were renovated and new ports were built in line with the world's transforming port management understanding.
Stating that the ports are integrated into the multi-modal transportation system and connected by railways and highways, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “With the goal-oriented steps we take, while increasing our dominance in our seas of our Blue Homeland, we are making our activities effective and efficient politically, economically and commercially”.
"We are starting a good example of School-Sector cooperation"
The signed protocol breakthroughs on Turkey's future design and very important in the strategic steps and a significant place Noting that kept Ministers Karaismailoğlu, trained with the needs of the maritime sector for the cultivation of human resources, stressed the importance of this cooperation. Karaismailoğlu said, “Within the scope of our project, we are starting a good example of school-sector cooperation in 6 Vocational and Technical Anatolian project schools determined throughout the country. In these high schools, we will train ship people who are equipped with up-to-date professional knowledge, speak foreign languages, have high self-confidence, can make critical decisions, and have the psychological sensitivity and endurance required by the profession. Such that, thanks to them, we will look at the future of our maritime industry with confidence ”.
"Foreign trade shipments increased to 2020 million tons in 365,4"
Turkey's port operations and a big win alleged that the Minister pointing Karaismailoğlu in maritime field, the words continued as follows:
“Despite the epidemic, the amount of cargo handled in Turkish ports subject to foreign trade increased by 2020 percent in 3,5 compared to the previous year. Foreign trade shipments realized by sea in our country increased from 2003 million tons in 149 to 2020 million tons in 365,4. While the number of vehicles transported on international regular Ro-Ro lines was 2003 thousand in 220, it exceeded 2020 thousand 504 in 752. While the Turkish Owned Maritime Trade Fleet was ranked 2003th in the world with 8,9 million deadweight tons in 17, we rose to 2020th place in 29,3 with 15 million deadweight tons. "
"We will open the international employment opportunities for young people from these schools"
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, together with the Ministry of National Education, they will continuously provide training materials to the project schools and provide support for the development of workshop laboratories, and said, “ We will monitor it continuously and evaluate it periodically. When our young seafarers who will be trained from these schools graduate, we will open internship and employment opportunities in international maritime companies. Today, we have added Denmark and Hong Kong as the countries where Turkish seafarers will be employed. We will increase the number of these countries in a short time, "he said.