From left: Ko Sakamoto, transport economist, ADB Transport and Communications Division (CWTC), Central and West Asia Department (CWRD); Xiaohong Yang, director, ADB CWTC-CWRD; Robert Schoellhammer, country director, ADB Mongolia Resident Mission; Kh. Yerjan, vice minister, Ministry of Road and Transportation, Mongolia; and S. Adiyasuren, director general of the Strategic Policy, Planning and Cooperation Department, Ministry of Road and Transportation, Mongolia.
More than 80 participants representing 10 CAREC member countries and multilateral development partners
- reviewed progress and agreed on future actions under the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (TTFS) 2020; and
- discussed ways to rejuvenate railways, improve road safety, boost connectivity between countries, and sustain road assets.
The TTFS 2020 was refined in 2013 to integrate lessons learned from implementation, analysis, and changes in the CAREC Program.
It is aligned with the CAREC 2020 Strategic Framework and identifies three operational priority areas: (i) multimodal corridor network development, (ii) trade and border crossing service improvements, and (iii) operational and institutional strengthening.
(To learn more about CAREC transport initiatives, click here.)