Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 52

Journal5 Feb 1979

The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is a journal published once a year. The Bulletin is intended to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asian and Pacific region, to stimulate policy-oriented research and to increase awareness of transport policy issues and responses.

This issue of Bulletin comprises of four chapters:

CHAPTER I. ARTICLES
- Economic evaluation of completed transport projects
- Development of container traffic and associated equipment in the USSR, 1976-1980
- Highway financing in developing countries
- Energy and railways: comparisons, components, specific values and savings
- Urban transport planning in developing countries
- The formulation of basic concepts and guidelines for preparation of tourism sub-regional master plans in the ESCAP region
- The development of railways in the USSR
- Containerized haulage between Europe and Japan along the Trans-Siberian route

CHAPTER II. NEWS ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
- Air transport in Australia
- Australia's "last link” paved
- High-speed toll road to ease traffic congestion in Bangkok
- Industry and tourism in the Republic of Korea spurred by expressway programme
- Pakistan Railways prepares for a new five year investment plan
- Calcutta's rapid transit system
- Running test of the levitation railway car by Japanese National Railways
- International Transport Exhibition ("IV A '79"), Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany - 8 June-I July 1979

CHAPTER III. CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORT CO-ORDINATION PROGRAMMES AND POLICIES IN MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE ESCAP REGION
- Transport co-ordination policies in New Zealand
- Strategy for co-ordinated transport development In Bangladesh

CHAPTER IV. DOCUMENTATION
- Recent transport publications