Iran Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO)’s representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mandana Mansourian, has been elected as IMO technical committee’s vice-chairwoman.
Mansourian was appointed to the position during a meeting at
IMO's office in London on Thursday, in which she received the highest votes by
the attendees. The Iranian official is the first female vice-chair of the
organization’s technical committee.
The Technical Cooperation Committee (TC) oversees IMO's
capacity-building program and the implementation of technical cooperation
projects for which the organization acts as the executing or cooperating
The Technical Cooperation Committee of IMO has important
responsibilities for presenting technical cooperation, especially to developing
The International Maritime Organization, known as the
Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization until 1982, is a
specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping.
Earlier this month, the chairman of the board of Iranian
Coastal and Marine Structural Engineering Association (ICOMSEA) Babak
Bani-Jamali was also appointed as the new vice-president of the marine
engineering committee of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
(known as PIANC).