Seminar on transport issues in Northeast Asia transport corridors held in UB

2019-10-11 12:00:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The First Seminar of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) –Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) with overall theme ‘Transport Issues in North-East Asia Transport Corridors: Challenges and Opportunities for North-East Asia’ was organized on October 10 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar.

The Seminar brought together senior government officials as well as other practitioners involved in transport to share policy perspectives and have informed discussions on strategic and topical issues related to transport. To be held annually in conjunction with the GTI Transport Board Meeting, the Seminar also responds to the call for ESCAP to further strengthen partnerships with subregional organizations. 

It was attended by experts on transport and officials from the Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia, Ministry of Transport of China, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, Department of State Policy for Railway Transport of the Russian Federation, all being GTI member countries.

Also, Executive Director of International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries, headquartered in Ulaanbaatar, Mr. Erdenetsogt Odbayar made a presentation on current development trends and key challenges/bottlenecks encountered by LLDCs in trade and transport facilitation related areas as well as transit transportation. He also shared best practices and policy actions to address challenges, which North-East Asian economies can apply to enhance cooperation on trade and transport facilitation and economic corridors.