As part of its efforts in implementing the project “Strengthening the capacity of LLDCs to design and implement policies that promote transport connectivity in line with the Belt and Road Initiative for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”, the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and ESCAP have conducted a training workshop for policy-makers from Ministries of Transport from LLDCs and transit countries from Asia region in April and May 2021. The training was focused on how to develop bankable transport infrastructure projects for enhanced connectivity and on how to develop supportive regulatory frameworks and enabling environments to attract more infrastructure financing, and where to look for funding.
The aim of the project is also to identify a specific project to contribute technical capacity building support to prepare bankable project/s to improve transport connectivity. In the Asia region the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor was selected for additional technical support.
In this context, ESCAP and UN-OHRLLS are co-organizing this event on Thursday, 21 October, 13.00 to 17.00 Bangkok time to share and discuss the findings and recommendations of technical paper on this transport corridor recently prepared by UN-OHRLLS, as well as the latest developments in the implementation of ESCAP’s activities on international transport corridors.