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The Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific is a biennial publication of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). This year the Review is published in two complementary books: (a) Special issue on emerging issues and the Busan Ministerial Conference; and (b) Data and trends. This is the book on data and trends and provides updates for the transport-related data that has been published in the Review since 1993.

The publication is structured into three main parts. Part I describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. Part II focuses on tracing transport infrastructure development in the region, including roads, railways, shipping, ports, and urban mass transit systems. It also discusses the changing delivery mechanisms especially private sector participation in infrastructure. Part III examines the transport-related aspects of trade agreements, transport regionalism, and intermodal transport in the region.