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Representative of Vietnam Seaport Association (VPA) holds the position of President and General Secretary of ASEAN Ports Association (APA)


Representative of Vietnam Seaport Association (VPA) holds the position of President and General Secretary of ASEAN Ports Association (APA)

On December 13 and 14, in Kuching city, Sarawak state, Malaysia, the Association of Southeast Asian Ports (APA) held the 46th conference hosted by Bintulu Port with the support of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (BPHP) and the Kuching Port Authority. The delegation of the Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) attended, including VPA executive committee, Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP), Saigon Port, Hai Phong Port, Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT), Da Nang Port.

The opening scene of the conference

APA members include Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. At the APA 46 conference, the delegates focused on discussing the sustainable development of the seaport system in Southeast Asia, measures to adapt to climate change, and high-quality human resource development, seaport projects in the region, overcome difficulties caused by global instability, and exchange information between port association members.
Delegates press the button to open the 46th Association of Southeast Asian Ports (APA) Conference

Delegates also discussed the digitization and greening of seaports in the region, as well as solutions to improve the association's activities in the next five years. Especially, Vietnam was elected as the rotating Executive Chairman and Secretary General of APA in 2023-2024. Mr. Bui Van Quy, Deputy General Director of Saigon Newport Corporation, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Seaport Association, holds the position of President; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Ky, General Director of Cai Mep International Port (CMIT), holds the position of Secretary General of APA.
Representative of the Vietnam Seaports Association (VPA) attended the conference

Speaking as APA President for the term 2023-2024, Mr. Bui Van Quy emphasized that he would cooperate with APA members to develop and accomplish initiatives to build Asean Seaports and build a digital ecosystem of ASEAN seaports, further integrating with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the APEC Port Services Network (APSN) to strongly apply the system of connection, digitization and greening of ports, reducing carbon dioxide as committed by governments under COP 26, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of ports for a growing Asean Seaport community.
Representatives of the Association of Seaports take photos
The economic situation of ports next year will be challenging.  APA in general and VPA will still focus on sustainable development goals, such as developing a digital ecosystem, building smart ports and green logistics solutions, such as: green transportation, green warehouses, green ports, demonstrating responsibility for environmental protection to the community, sustainable business development in accordance with the direction and development trend of member seaports in the region.
APA directors take souvenir photos with delegates