Plans of Academy for Blue Economy (2018-2028)
In line with the ‘Seafaring for Blue Economy’, Bangladesh Marine Academy plans the following aspirations for the forth-coming future in 2018-2028:
1. 2018-2028: Maintaining/increasing the standard of quality in recruiting the Cadets in line with the requirement of IMO (International Maritime Organisation – a UN Agency).
2. 2018-2028: Maintaining the revenue earning in foreign currency through our Graduates (currently over 4,500 in number); about US$ 200 Million per year.
3. 2018-2028: Increasing the revenue earning in foreign currency through increased number yearly recruit.
4. 2018-2028: Enhancing the recently (in 2014) introduced 4-years’ Bachelor of Maritime Science (Honours) Degree course for the Cadets under affiliation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh.
5. 2018: Introducing MSc in Maritime Science Degree course (commenced in Oct 2018), for our Graduates in co-operation with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh.
6. 2019: BMA is providing necessary technical assistance in establishing Four Marine Academies in Rangpur, Pabna, Barisal and in Sylhet since 2010. These are expected to go into functioning by 2019. BMA will continue providing all assistance for commencement and smooth operation of these New Academies.
7. 2022: Establishing Bangabandhu Techno Marina Complex by 2022 (approved in principle by MoS).
8. 2022: Procuring a Training-cum-Trading (ocean-going) Ship and a Full-mission Deck/Engine Simulator by 2022 under an ongoing Project with EDCF Korea and MoS & ERD.
9. 2025: BMA will wide open its span for Post Graduate (MSc/PhD) Maritime Research by 2025 to serve the national and international shipping.
Policy and Plans of Academy for UN SDG 2030
In line with the ‘Seafaring for Blue Economy’, through our well established education, capacity building and research agenda and recognizing that all the goals are interrelated and indivisible, BMA will contribute directly and tangibly to the implementation of the following Global Goals of UN:
Goal 1: End of poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The collective contribution by our 4,600 Graduate Cadets in foreign currency amounts US$ 225 million (about 2,000 crore Taka) every year to the country’s economy.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Our Academy has introduced training Female Cadets in 2012 and so far 68 Cadets have been graduated by 2018 and are serving at sea or shore-based companies.
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Since inception in 1962 till 2018, the Academy has produced 4,600 Cadets that have served and/or are serving with career progression at sea or at shore-based companies.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
BMA will support the targets focused on capacity-building and trade aimed at significantly increasing the exports by developing countries.
Pictures of Goals 1, 5, 8 & 17