Capacity Building Workshop on Sustainable Port Development and Improving Port Productivity among ESCAP Member Countries

3 Apr 2019 to 4 Apr 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

Sustainable port development and improving port productivity are very important issues not only for the public agencies but also for the private sector including shipping lines and shippers. It is essential to harmonize the roles and functions of ports with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as ports have a direct impact on international and domestic trade and transport as well as on local and national economic, environmental and social development. Sustainable port development in the Asia-Pacific region faces numerous challenges that include lack of investment, inadequate infrastructure and other facilities, non-integrated transport system, water and air pollutants emitted by vessels, congestion in and out of the port, increased demand for value-added services and intensifying ports competition.

To reach the ESCAP’s objective to strengthen sustainable transport development and enhance the intra- and inter-regional transport connectivity, there is an urgent need to tackle these challenges through knowledge sharing, norming setting, technical assistance and capacity building.

Against this background, Transport Division, ESCAP in collaboration with the Korea Ports and Harbours Association of the Republic of Korea is organizing a “Capacity building Workshop on Sustainable Port Development and Improving Port Productivity among ESCAP member countries” to share good practices and to discuss way forward for sustainable port development and improving port productivity among selected ESCAP member countries.

The main purpose of the Workshop is to assist countries in planning, developing and implementing sustainable port development and improving port productivity among ESCAP member countries.

Contact Person:
Mr. Sooyeob Kim
E-mail: [email protected]

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