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Japan pushes for ratification of Hong Kong Convention, ship recyclers agree

Source: Indian Express, Date: January , 2015

India is likely to get help from Japan to improve the facility at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yard as the Ship Recycling Industries Association (SRIA) of India on Tuesday agreed to the Japanese condition of adhering to the norms of Hong Kong Convention (HKC), 2009, on the ship recycling industry. The decision was taken at a meeting with a high-level delegation from Japan in Alang, which was also attended by officers of Gujarat Maritime board and other departments of the state government. After around four-hour-long deliberations, SRIA agreed to the offer of help from Japan to help improve facilities at Alang-Sosiya yard, the largest ship breaking yard of the world in terms of number of ships being dismantled.

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