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Ocean Affairs Council to be inaugurated in Kaohsiung April 28

2018/04/10 22:38:23

Hwung Hwung-Hweng (黃煌煇/CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) The planned Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) under the Executive Yuan will be inaugurated April 28 in Kaohsiung, to be headed by Hwung Hwung-Hweng (黃煌煇), who currently serves as chairman of the Aviation Safety Council, Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Tuesday.

Hsu also revealed that the council's two deputies will be Lee Chung-wei (李仲威), who now heads the Coast Guard Administration (CGA), and Chen Yang-yih (陳陽益), incumbent vice president of National Sun Yat-sen University.

In accordance with the Organization Act of OCA, the soon-to-be established Cabinet-level council will have three subordinate agencies -- the CGA, the Ocean Conservation Administration and the National Ocean Research Institute, Hsu said.

The main mission of the OAC will be to integrate the planning, coordination and implementation of marine-related policies, including affairs related to coast guard activities, marine conservation and marine research, according to the Organization Act.

Upon its establishment, the OCA will be the first central government agency to be headquartered in the southern port city.

(By Elaine Hou and Romulo Huang)