Philippines New 10-Year Plan To Develop Maritime Industry

The Philippines’ 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan 2028 aims to enhance shipping, innovate, digitalize, and boost the blue economy.

Seafarers’ rights advocates are now busy going through the 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan 2028 (MIDP), which was recently approved by the Ferdinand Marcos Jr administration February 8. The MIDP is the Philippines’ official national blueprint, with the aim of having a clearly defined and coordinated roadmap for the integrated development and strategic direction of the maritime industry.

The four-page Executive Order No. 55 was signed by executive secretary Lucas P. Bersamin on behalf of the president. In a statement, president Marcos said the adoption of the MIDP is urgent to “fully realize the potential of the Philippines as a maritime nation.

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