India signs up to Hong Kong ship recycling convention

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New Delhi on Wednesday approved India’s accession to the Hong Kong Convention for ship recycling, becoming the first of the major south Asian breaking nations to do so.

“By this accession to the Hong Kong International convention, we are bringing in global best practices and we are not becoming a backyard of all rejected ships, but on the contrary scientifically dealing with ship recycling,” a government spokesperson said.

Many Indian breaking yards have become Hong Kong-compliant over the last 18 months and the nation has tried to push its greener credentials in this area when touting for business.


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