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1 Connecting the Region through Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) Lim Chze Cheen ASEAN Connectivity Division ASEAN Secretariat Visit to the Port of Antwerp 26 February 2014

2 The ASEAN Connectivity Challenge ● ASEAN as a single, integrated entity (2012): – Population: 605 million – GDP: US$ 2.31 trillion – Trade: US$2.48 trillion ● Existing infrastructure: – Total length of AHN: 38,400 km – Total length of SKRL: 6,890 km

3 Journey to Greater Connectivity 1967 Founding of ASEAN 1992 ASEAN Free Trade Area 1997 ASEAN Vision Bali Concord II 2004 Vientiane Action Programme 2007 ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2008 Entry into force of ASEAN Charter 2009 Roadmap for an ASEAN Community ( ) 2010 Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2012 Phnom Penh Agenda 2011 ASEAN Framework on Equitable Economic Development Post 2015 Vision 1998 Ha Noi Plan of Action

4 The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) ● ASEAN Strategic Plan on Transport ● ASEAN ICT Master Plan ● ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation etc. ● Transport facilitation agreements ● ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement ● ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services ● ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement etc. ● ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan ● ASEAN Education Work Plan ● Mutual Recognition Agreements etc. CROSS-SECTOR COORDINATION

5 Global Economy ASEAN Sub-Regional Arrangements National Governments Local Authorities consistent and coherent local regulations national efforts to support the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity coordination with sub-regional arrangements, Dialogue Partners and multilateral development banks vision and plans: Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, Community Roadmap and sectoral plans trends, opportunities and developments

6 ASEAN Connectivity Scorecard (ongoing) Connectivity Communications Activities/Products (ongoing) Enhancing Coordination Mechanisms Resource Mobilisation Strategies Development of a Public- Private Partnership (PPP) Agenda ACCC Work Role of Sectoral Bodies, National Coordinators and implementing agencies critical

7 ACCC Engagements First ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) Meeting First ACCC- Japan Meeting April 2011 July 2011 June 2013 Nov 2012 Mar 2012 Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) adopted First ACCC- India and ACCC- ROK Meetings Oct 2010 First ACCC- National Coordinators Meeting First ACCC- China Meeting Sept 2012 ACCC Informal Consultation with DPs and EPs Nov 2013 ACCC Informal Meeting with Non- ASEAN EAS Participating Countries

8 Where are we now in connecting the region?

9 Infrastructure Financing Needs USD 17.5 trillion over 10 years Global USD 8 trillion over 10 years Asia USD 600 billion over 10 years ASEAN

10 The Limits of Public Funding TransportElectricityICT Water and Sanitation Total Cambodia Indonesia Lao PDR Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Thailand Viet Nam Source: Bhattacharyay, ADBI Working Paper, 2010 Infrastructure Investment Needs as % of GDP (est.),

11 Physical Connectivity Source: Private Participation in Infrastructure Database, World Bank in US$ millions

12 Physical Connectivity ASEAN Highway Network (AHN) Upgrade ‘Below Class III’ sections Complete missing links ‘Below Class III’ sections remain: AH12, AH 15 (Lao PDR), AH1, AH2 (Myanmar) Missing links remain: AH112, AH123 (Myanmar)

13 Physical Connectivity Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SKRL) Construct missing links Ongoing: Aranyaprathet-Klongluk (Thailand), Poipet-Sisophon (Cambodia) Feasibility study completed, seeking funding: Phnom Penh-Loc Ninh (Cambodia), Loc Ninh-Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam) Seeking technical assistance for feasibility study: Mu Gia-Tan Ap-Vung Ang (Viet Nam), Vientiane-Thakek-Mu Gia (Lao PDR)

14 Physical Connectivity Maritime Transport Conduct feasibility study on the establishment of an ASEAN Roll- on/Roll-off (RO-RO) Network and Short-Sea Shipping Study completed, recommendations on implementation of RO-RO prioritised routes and harmonisation of institutional arrangements made

15 Physical Connectivity Maritime Transport Enhance the performance and capacity of the 47 designated ports Develop an ASEAN Single Shipping Market Source: ASEAN Maritime Transport Development Study, ALMEC Corp

16 Institutional Connectivity ASEAN is in the process of developing a robust mechanism to identify and eliminate non-tariff barriers (NTBs). The development of the National Trade Repository/ASEAN Trade Repository will be pursued in parallel to the development of National Single Window/ASEAN Single Window in the respective ASEAN Member States. Expeditious Ratification of Framework Agreements and its Protocols related to Transport Facilitation. Average CEPT Rate,

17 Trading Across Border CountryDocs for Export (number) Time for Exports (days) Cost to Export (US$ per container) Docs for Import (number) Time for Imports (days) Cost to Import (US$ per container) Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Lao PDR Malaysia Myanmar N/A Philippines Singapore Thailand Viet Nam Source: World Bank (2012)

18 Institutional Connectivity National Single Windows (NSWs) and ASEAN Single Window (ASW) Substantial but varied progress in most AMS. MOU for the ASW Pilot signed (2011). NSW fact-finding missions with AMS to review NSW implementation and assess technical assistance needs. Protocol on the Legal Framework to Implement ASW finalised. Source: ASEAN-US TATF, ASW-LWG

19 What do we need to do more to connect the region? Partnership with the private sector Opportunities for ASEAN Connectivity Resource mobilisation Trans-boundary cooperation

20 Thank You for Connecting with ASEAN Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity


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