Final Expert Group Meeting on Comprehensive Planning of Eurasian Transport Corridors and Intermodal Transport in North-East and Central Asia
Asia-Europe connectivity remains dominated by sea and air routes. Transport over land is underutilized because land routes are heavily impeded by missing and substandard links in the infrastructure networks as well as by complex and non-harmonized cross-border and transit transport documentation, formalities and procedures. These are not hampering the inter-regional exchanges only, but also impact the intra-regional connectivity along the Eurasian corridors.
In this context, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting to finalize the studies undertaken under the projects on “Comprehensive planning of Eurasian Transport Corridors to strengthen the intra- and inter-regional transport connectivity” and “Development of seamless rail-based intermodal transport services in Northeast and Central Asia for enhancing Euro-Asian transport linkages”.
The Expert Group Meeting is organized to share findings of the study and review the quality of existing infrastructure network along major corridors; identify major economic centers along the corridors as well as short-term and long-term national transport development plans and strategies; share experience in methodologies for investment prioritization of transport related projects; and assess operational status along the corridors as well as mechanisms to enhance the seamlessness of transport connectivity along the corridors.
Participation in the EGM is by invitation only.