June 29, 2017

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National Workshop on ESCAP Transport Facilitation Models held

Experts participate in National Workshop on ESCAP Transport Facilitation Models.
Experts participate in National Workshop on ESCAP Transport Facilitation Models.

Organized by Ministry of Rail Transportation jointly with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) the UN regional commission based in Bangkok, a National Workshop on ESCAP Transport Facilitation Models was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The participants discussed challenges to cross border and transit transport, connectivity in Myanmar. Opening the workshop, Director General of Road Transport Administration Department U Chit Ko Ko thanked ESCAP for organizing the workshop saying that the workshop would be very useful for road transport and other authorities engaged in cross border and transit transport.
Ms Virginia Tanase, Chief of Transport Facilitation and Logistics Section of UNESCAP emphasized importance of having transport and transit rights as a prerequisite for efficient regional and international road transport. Around 50 participants from various ministries including rail transportation, trade, customs department and representatives from private sector attended the workshop.
UNESCAP was requested to provide assistance in enhancing capacity of Myanmar officials in handling and transportation of dangerous goods. Request was also made to help Myanmar in establishing integrated intermodal transport system in Myanmar.

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