Capacity-building for the development and operation of Dry Ports of International Importance - Seminar for countries of North and Central Asia and East and North Asia

Date: 
11 Jun 2013 to 12 Jun 2013
Location: 
Busan, Republic of Korea

Phase II (2012-2016) of the Regional Action Programme (RAP) for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific adopted by the Ministerial Conference on Transport held in Bangkok in March 2012, mandates the ESCAP secretariat to promote regional and interregional connectivity and cooperation through the further development of the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks as well as dry ports. The activities under the RAP aims at bringing about the realization of an international integrated intermodal transport and logistics system for the region.

ESCAP together with its member countries and development partners recognizes the role of intermodal interfaces, including Dry Ports, in integrating the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks into a comprehensive transport system that provides efficient access to goods and services in support of economic and social development while, at the same time, minimizing the negative impacts of a rapidly growing transport sector.

With the above in mind, ESCAP, in collaboration with the International Union of Railways (http://www.uic.org/ ), is organizing the above-captioned seminar in Busan, Republic of Korea, on 11 and 12 June 2013. The seminar will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Conference Centre in conjunction with the Railway and Logistics Fair organized by Busan Metropolitan City from 12 to 15 June 2013 (http://www.raillogkorea.com/). The seminar, which follows the adoption of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports by the ESCAP Commission at its 69th session, is intended as a networking event between government officials and experts from international institutions involved in the planning, design, development and operation of Dry Ports.

Contact person:
Mr. Pierre Chartier
Economic Affairs Officer
Transport Infrastructure Section
Transport Division, UNESCAP
Tel: (66) 2288-2465
Fax: (66) 2288-3050
E-mail: chartierp@un.org