Forum of Asian Ministers of Transport, First Session
The Forum of Asian Ministers of Transport, first session was held on 17-18 December 2009 at United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
Set up by the member states of ESCAP at its annual Commission session in 2008 and organized by ESCAP’s Transport Division, the Forum provided strategic guidance for the development of transport, transit and the improvement of transport capacity in the region. Taking place concurrently with the Forum were two meetings. The Working Group on the Trans-Asian Railway Network, held 15-16 December, looked at the status of the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on the network, and at policies and issues relating to its development. The Expert Group Meeting on Financing for Transport Infrastructure, taking place on 16 December, discussed and shared information on the identification, prioritization and mobilization of financial resources for transport infrastructure development in the region, with a focus on the Trans-Asian Railway.