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Govt approves signing of pact between India, SACEP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today approved the signing of a pact between and South Asian Environment Programme (SACEP) for cooperation on the response to and chemical in the South Asian Seas Region.

The chaired by approved the pact which intends to promote cooperation between and other maritime nations, comprising the South Asian seas region for protection and preservation of marine environment.

"(ICG) will be the and national operational contact point for implementation of Regional Spill Contingency Plan under the MoU and shall respond to and on behalf of of

"Further, ICG Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs) will be the for marine incidents," an official statement said.

In order to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the South Asian region, the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and established the SACEP in 1982 in

The SACEP jointly with the (IMO) developed a Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan to facilitate international cooperation and mutual assistance in preparing and responding to a major oil incidents in the seas around Bangladesh, India, Maldives, and

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First Published: Thu, March 29 2018. 00:00 IST