Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the government's new Blue Economy policy will revitalize Pakistan's shipping sector, save valuable foreign exchange and create more employment opportunities for seafarers.
In a post on Twitter, the premier congratulated the Ministry of Maritime Affairs for finalizing a new and dynamic Blue Economy policy.
“We will ensure Pakistan fulfills its enormous maritime potential,” the prime minister said.
I congratulate @MaritimeGovPK for finalising a new & dynamic #BlueEconomy policy to revitalise our shipping sector, saving Pak valuable ForEX & creating more employment opportunities for our seafarers. We will ensure Pakistan fulfills its enormous maritime potential.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 15, 2020
The Blue Economy concept encompasses many industries like ports, shipping companies, energy, renewable energy, fisheries, maritime transportation, tourism, climate change and waste management besides others.
PM Imran had declared the year 2020 as the Year of Blue Economy to gain maximum advantage of the blue economy resources.