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NMP Remains Robust on Rehabilitation and Recovery Efforts
The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government maritime training and research institute located at Brgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City, relentlessly continues with its rehabilitation and recovery efforts on its buildings, structures and facilities in keeping with the NMP’s Programme for Rehabilitation and Recovery from Super-typhoon Yolanda.
During the second half of 2016, more projects were completed that includes the Repair of the Guard House at the Main Gate (July), Watch Tower at the back of the General Services and Motorpool Building (July), Room 101 at the Training Building that included installation of partition and repainting (August), Ratings’ Dormitory (October), Staff Houses Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (October), Water System and Piping from Training Building Wells to General Services Building (November).
Aside from these are ongoing works that include the Repair and Rehabilitation of the Officers’ Dormitory (Wing C), General Services and Motor Pool Building, School Buildings Nos. 4,5 & 6, Repair and Reconstruction of the Perimeter Fence and Firefighting Display Area/Firefighting Building.
These projects are pursued to provide support in the provision of quality training services to upgrade the skills and sustain the development of globally competent seafarers.
As the only maritime training and research agency in the country, NMP continues to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as amended in 2010 including value-adding courses towards improving the qualifications of Filipino seafarers for their employment acceptability and enhanced competitiveness.
NMP encourages seafarers to avail of the NMP-OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) which entitles the beneficiary to receive financial assistance for training costs from the OWWA.
Those interested to take NMP training programs may visit the NMP website www.nmp.gov.ph and its facebook page (facebook.com\nmptrainingcenter) where all related information on NMP trainings are available.
By: Ma. Jasmin J. Andrade
Date & Time Posted: 2016-12-21 10:53:16