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30 November to 01 December 2023 | By invitation only

ESCAP’s engagements with member States on dry ports development in the Asia-Pacific region are in line with the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports which entered into force in April 2016. For Mongolia, dry ports development is a key element of its policy priority areas being a transit and landlocked developing country along transport and economic corridors. Mongolia’s New Recovery Policy identified recovery of operations of border ports as one (of six) priority areas, aiming to increase trade turnover through the phased establishment of inland “dry” ports.

ESCAP has strengthened its support to Mongolia on dry ports development responding to Mongolia’s requests to develop member States’ capacity on dry ports and continue organizing capacity-building workshops and seminars, especially for countries with special needs, including the landlocked developing countries. Activities include:

  1. Introductory training on dry ports (October 2020)
  2. Comprehensive technical assessment study on dry ports development in Mongolia (April to October 2022) and technical consultation workshop (October 2022)
  3. Capacity building for efficient cross-border transit through dry ports development (June 2023)

In June 2023, the Prime Minister of Mongolia ratified the order reviving the inter-agency Working Group on Dry Ports, with the Ministry of Road and Transport Development as lead ministry.  

Following up from the training conducted in June 2023 and providing technical support to the newly revived working group, the following activities are proposed.  

  • Training. The training will deep dive into the theme of public-private partnership for dry ports, building on the productive sessions and good evaluation feedback from the training held in June 2023. 
  • Study Tour. Officials have conducted past study tours on dry ports (e.g., Khorgos Gateway, Kazakhstan). The study tour will complement past study tours, this time, learning from Thailand’s experience. The location will also provide a foundation in broadening corridor connections across subregions covering North-East Asia and beyond, such as, South-East Asia.
30 Nov 2023
09:00
11:30
Study Tour - Lad Krabang ICD (concession-based)
  • Site tour
  • Discussions with dry port officials and management
14:00
16:00
Study Tour - Kerry Siam Seaport ICD (private)
  • Site tour
  • Discussions with dry port officials and management
01 Dec 2023
09:00
09:15
Opening
  • ESCAP (Transport Division)
  • ESCAP (East and North-East Asia Office)
  • Mongolia PR Office
09:15
09:30
Context

Updates on dry port development and priorities of ESCAP’s work on dry ports

09:30
10:30
Session 1: Introduction & Learning Goals
  • Using PPPs to develop logistics infrastructure
10:45
12:00
Session 2: Promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop dry ports to enhance supply chain connectivity
  • Country Case: Understanding the legal framework in Thailand
13:30
14:15
Session 2: Promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop dry ports to enhance supply chain connectivity (continued)
  • Country Cases: Understanding the legal framework in Singapore and Viet Nam
14:30
15:30
Session 3: Proposed PPP framework for dry ports
15:30
16:30
Session 4: Lessons learned from the site visits and group work (exercises) workshop
16:30
17:00
Conclusions & Next Steps

for more information, please contact

Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia +82-32-458-6600 [email protected]
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