Government approved the provision on the establishment of the Water Transport Agency
According to the document, the Water Transport Agency of Moldova will be created by merging the state enterprise "Ship Register" and the public institution "Giurgiulesti port inspection of state supervision". The creation of a new structure is necessary for the implementation of the Moldova-EU Association Agreement and the implementation of important reforms to exclude Moldova from the "black list" of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU). The Water Transport Agency of Moldova will be the administrative authority for certification, authorization, supervision and control in the field of water transport, subordinated to the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. The mission of the Water Transport Agency of Moldova will be to introduce policies in the field of water transport and to supervise the observance by natural and legal persons of legislation in this area with a view to ensuring the safety of shipping and vessels as well as port facilities. The Agency will receive the status of a legal entity with an autonomous budget, working on the principles of self-government and self-financing. The office of the Agency will be located in Chisinau. The Agency will become a specialized technical body that will provide state control over the status of "port" and "vessel following the flag of Moldova", maintain records and monitor the technical condition of marine vehicles, as well as protect national water resources from pollution. The creation of this Agency is expected to improve the efficiency and security of the port complex in Giurgiulesti. The Moldovan Water Transport Agency will charge the owners / shipowners / ship operators registered in the Ship Register of Moldova and the Ship's book, including those coming from / going to / from the ports of the Republic of Moldova, tariffs and charges for services rendered, to be approved by the Government. The Cabinet also approved the provision on the organization of a competition for the post of Agency director of and his deputy. //12.07.2018 - InfoMarket.