Malaysia contributes towards Coral Reef Conservation and Sustainable Tourism

Malaysia contributes towards Coral Reef Conservation and Sustainable Tourism

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DILI, 04 march 2024 (TATOLI) – In support of Timor-Leste’s Blue Economy agenda, 20 secondary school students attended a Workshop on the significance of coral reef conservation and sustainable tourism.

The corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by the Alumni of the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP) was facilitated by Compass Diving, and officiated by Malaysian Ambassador Amarjit Sarjit Singh.

During the event, participants were exposed to both theory and practical aspects of the subject.

Participants learnt the make-up, types, importance, and challenges faced by coral reefs; and what can be done to protect them.

“Subsequently, they experienced the practical aspect through a snorkelling expedition to ascertain the health level of coral reefs,” said in a statement.

This is part of a series of the Alumni’s CSR activities implemented under the auspices of the Embassy of Malaysia.

Since 2003, the MTCP has trained close to 650 Timorese public officials in a variety of areas through fully-funded short and medium-term courses. It is the Malaysian Government’s flagship initiative in support of capacity building requirements of developing countries.

Since its inception in 1980, more than 34,000 participants from the 144 countries have benefited from training courses offered under the MTCP.


Journalist: Jose Belarmino de Sa

Editor: Filomeno Martins 


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