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Turkish shipowner ships the Korean aid to Africa

General Coordinator of Iskenderun Ship Management Ahmet Hamza annaunced that they are carrying the  donation of South Korea within the scope of UN World Food Programme (WFP)

10 May 2018 - 13:26

General Coordinator of Iskenderun Ship Management Ahmet Hamza annaunced that they are carrying the  donation of South Korea within the scope of UN World Food Programme (WFP)

The Food Assistance Convention (FAC) represents a continued commitment by its 16 Parties to contribute to global food security, and to improve the ability of the  international comminity to respond to emergency food situations and other food needs of developing countries.

Through commitment to cooperation and collaboration, Parties to the FAC seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of food assistance in saving lives.

Reducing hunger and improving the nutritional status of the most vulnerable populations.

On 31st Jan 2108, the Republic of Korea acceded to the Food Asistance Convention, bringing the total number of members to sixteen. The Republic of Korea’s initial minimum annual commitment in 2018  will be 46 billion Korean Won. 

The commitments of the Parties to the Food Assistant Convention are set out below: 

Parties                                     USD (Milion Dolars)

  1. USA                                                    2,200
  2. Europion Union                         430
  3. Canada                                            197
  4. Japon                                               93
  5. Australia                                         62
  6. Republic of Korea                     42
  7. France                                              40
  8. Swetzerland                                 36
  9. Danmark                                        30
  10. Sweden                                           24
  11. Rusia                                                 15
  12. Spain                                                12,3
  13. Finlan                                               7,38
  14. Luksemburg                                 4,92
  15. Austuria                                          1,83
  16. Slovenia                                          0,036

 

In this context, the South Korea's first donation shipment will be done by Akdeniz M and Antakya M ships under the management of Iskenderun Ship Management. 

Akdeniz M transports 22,000 MT of Rice from South Korea's Gunsan port to Djibouti, Antakya-M transports 18,000 MT of Rice from Mokpo port to Mombasa, Kenya.

In order to say goodbye to the vessels within the scope of the transportation of South Korea’s donation, a ceremony is hold at the port of Gunsan with the edition of Executive Directors  and the Prime Minister of South Korea, together with the Akdeniz M captain Hamdi Tankal and ship's staff.

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