Mr. Salim Özpak, General Manager of Shipyards and Coastal Structures and Deputy General Managers of Coastal Safety, Hakan Vural and Halil Memiş attended the meeting on Friday, January 11th.
An IALA meeting will be held in Istanbul in March 2019 with the participation of more than two hundred foreign guests hosted by the General Directorate of Coastal Safety on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
The third of the preparatory diplomatic conferences after the ones that in Paris France and the second in Marrakesh Morocco will be held in March 2019 in Istanbul in order to determine the convention agreement within the scope of IALA's activities for transition from the Non-Government Organization (NGO) to the Intergovernmental Organization (IGO).
IALA was founded in 1957 and Turkey has been a member since 1958 to this organizatin under which 85 national members assembles as National Member, as well as manufacturers who work in this area include scientific and educational organizations.
IALA was established to encourage its members to work together in a concerted effort to ensure that ship traffic standards are safe, fast and economical while protecting the environment.
In May 2018 at 13th General Assembly of IALA that was held in Incheon, South Korea, Turkey, for the fourth time since 2006, was elected to the IALA Council membership.