Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

Mekong Delta needs logistics investment: officials

A trade representative has called for the construction of more deep-water ports in the Mekong River Delta to save money and time for seafood exporters. Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the move would allow firms to directly ...

ASEAN to sign MOU allowing smaller vessels to travel in region’s waters

Transport ministers of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) will sign next month a memorandum of understanding (MOU), allowing non-conventional size ships, including wooden boats, to cross the maritime borders of the countries within the region, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Executive Director Romeo ...

ASEAN Logistics Market 2017: Disruptive Innovations - Forecast to 2025

By 2025, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is expected to be the next destination for global participants, replacing China, with its geographic proximity, large consumer base, and low costs attracting traders. Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam (the CLMV countries of the Greater ...

Laura Wood

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year.Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million ...

Suchat Sritama

ASEAN to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

Speaking at the opening of the Asean Transport Ministers Meeting on Thursday (Oct 12), Mr Teo said that on Friday, ministers from the 10 member states will be signing an Asean Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP). Keep ...

Christopher Tan

Laos working with neighbours to increase rail freight transport: official

Lao authorities are working with their counterparts in several neighbouring countries to finalise logistical procedures for increased railway freight transport, a senior government official has said. Deputy Director General of the Railway Department, Mr Sengthavisay Malivanh, told news editors from 24 media publications of 20 ...

Myanmar’s stakes in two Belt and Road economic corridors

Myanmar is involved in two of the six economic corridors under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according to a report from a multinational professional services firm.The country’s involvement in the two corridors underlines its geopolitical advantage in facilitating the connectivity between China and South ...

Farmers will reap EEC rewards, Uttama says

The Industry Ministry will ensure that farmers benefit from the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, minister, Uttama Savanayana says. It is part of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s strategy to take care of the agriculture sector, particularly farmers in areas near the EEC, he said. ...

Deep-sea port needed for delta region to boost logistics

Developing a deep-sea port at the delta region, reforming the customs valuation process and increasing customs’ operating hours are policy recommendations endorsed by an advocacy group. The recommendations are published in the position paper released by the European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (EuroCham) in June as ...

ACV pours $263m into expanding major airports

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) plans to undertake projects on upgrading infrastructure of major airports with total investment capital of more than VNĐ6 trillion (US$263.38 million).Keep reading ...

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