Participants deliberated on key challenges and opportunities on promoting sustainable tourism development in the region and initiated discussions for the formulation of the CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030.
The Governing Council (GC), as the oversight and highest decision-making body of the CAREC Institute, deliberated on adoption of the eighth GC meeting proceedings and the Institute’s 2019 progress, among others.
The meeting agreed to further improve border crossing point infrastructure, accelerate tourism reforms, and improve health laboratories in the region.
The summit brought together high-level officials from government agencies, business community, and civil society in CAREC member countries as well as senior representatives from international organizations and financial institutions.
Highlights of this year’s meeting include (i) a roundtable in discussion on the new CAREC Transport and Energy strategies and CAREC 2030 implementation and (ii) a high-level public–private dialogue on promoting sustainable tourism development in the CAREC region through public–private partnerships.
The technical training course covered topics on treating hazardous locations, roadside hazard management, road safety audits, safer road work sites, and pedestrian safety.
Customs authorities from CAREC and SASEC programs shared knowledge, experience, and best practice on the challenging aspects of trade facilitation reform and modernization efforts.
Twenty seven railway officials from nine CAREC countries participated in the training on international best practices for modern railway infrastructure asset management.