Regional meeting on the development of intermodal interfaces
Bangkok, Thailand, 16 and 17 June 2008
- Programme of the meeting
Draft study report
- Provisional list of participants (please check for regular updates)
The Regional Action Programme (RAP) for Transport Development in Asia and the Pacific adopted by the Ministerial Conference on Transport held in the Republic of Korea in November 2006, recognizes the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks as the two major building blocks for the realization of an international integrated intermodal transport and logistics system for the region.
As a first step towards the realization of this long-term vision, the UNESCAP secretariat has initiated a study called "Promoting the role of the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks: intermodal interfaces as focus for development".
The study aims to promote an integrated approach to transport planning through the definition of policy guidelines for the development of inland container depots (ICDs) and dry ports.
At the meeting senior policy-planners and transport officials from member countries will discuss future policy initiatives and review guidelines to promote the development of ICDs and dry ports as essential components in establishing an international integrated intermodal transport and logistics system for the UNESCAP region. Such a system will facilitate regional economic integration and boost trade within the UNESCAP region as well as between the region and its main trading partners in Europe and North America.
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