The Asian Highway project was initiated with the objective of assisting member countries in developing road transport infrastructure, both within Asia and between Asia and Europe, thereby promoting regional development and opening new opportunities for international trade and tourism. As part of the Asian Highway project for developing international road transport linkages between North-East Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Europe, the secretariat completed a study on the road networks connecting China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation and the Korean peninsula. The study has
identified potential Asian Highway routes in these countries.
Following the completion of the study, a Policy-level Expert Group Meeting was suggested to consider the Asian Highway routes proposed by the participating countries for inclusion in the Asian Highway network; to review the technical standards of the routes; and to introduce the proposed formalization of the Asian Highway network.