CTU President Rosein Ancheta, in an effort to learn more about the Chinese way of establishing world order, made way to Nanjing, China on December 5 through 8, 2019 for the latest Belt and Road developments.
Jiangsu Association for Friendly International Exchanges (JAFIE) led participants of the Belt and Road International Cooperation Alliance for Seafarers Training and Development Conference in specifically looking into the status of global shipping and what could possibly be done to engage seafarers.
Built and Road, as a strategy, is contingent to policies of openness and efficiency in international cooperation. China is the precursor of a series of Built and Road fora that started in 2017, which has considered infrastructure and production capacity among other key areas in governance.
Over 20 institutions were chosen as initiators before JAFIE could expand its reach by inviting institutions that have outstanding achievement in serving the Belt and Road paradigm and distinctive maritime training features.
Philippine schools in the core group were Cebu Technological University, Philippines Merchant Marine Academy, and University of the Philippines, while foreign institutions included Jiangsu Maritime institute, Plymouth University UK, Myanmar Maritime University, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) of Bangladesh, , University of Tasmania, Malaysia Maritime Academy, Myanmar Taihua Ltd, Maersk Training Center, Denmark, Winning Group, Singapore, Batumik State Maritime Academy Georgia, Nikola Vaptasarov Naval Academy, Taiwan Ocean University, Kenya Coast Vocational College, Mahatma Gandhi Univesity (Guinea), Jiangsu Shipping College, Zhejiang International Maritime College, Yan’an Vocational and Technical College, and Tianjin Maritime College. /Ale Taneo