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UN-ESCAPs Contribution to Transit Transport of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries Roundtable Regional Dimension for Transit Transport Cooperation.

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1 UN-ESCAPs Contribution to Transit Transport of Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries Roundtable Regional Dimension for Transit Transport Cooperation High-level Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly for Midterm-Review of the Almaty Programme of Action 3 October 2008 New York

2 UNESCAP Addressing regional transit issues Working toward an international integrated intermodal transport and logistics system Regional policy dialogue and direction Ministerial Meetings on Transport Regional connectivity Infrastructure network formulation and financing Regional facilitation Integrated approaches to transport/trade Measuring progress Coordination among relevant agencies/ministries

3 North-East Asia 2002 South East and South Asia 1993 Central Asia 1995 Intergovernmental Agreement (2005) 141,000 km, 32 countries Formulation of the Asian Highway

4 Integrating Landlocked Countries Intermodal interfaces Dry ports (stations of international importance) The relay between transport corridors and communities - International trading centres - Interfaces between modes - Interfaces between agencies

5 Regional transit facilitation Promoting International Conventions - resolution 48/11 Assistance in formulating agreements (ASEAN/GMS/SCO) Assisting subregional transit systems (ECO) Streamlining charges on transit transport (GMS) Establishing transport/trade Facilitation Committees

6 Transshipment (5.5 min. per box) 3 hrs. 30 min. 10 hrs. 50 min.Kazakstan: China:7 hrs. 15 min. Border-crossing (Overall – Customs + railways) Transit speed / day China: Kazakhstan: 788 km 751 km Average speed 29.2 km/h Lianyungang (0 km) 7 days 6 hours 1,000 km 2,000 km 5,000 km Day 6 5,020 km 32.8 km/h Day 5 Day 4 Dostyk (4,182 km) Alashankou (4,170 km) 18 hrs 05 min. Almaty (5,020 km) 3,000 km 4,000 km Day 3 Day 7 Day 2 Day 1 6,000 km 31.8 km/h 5 days 7 hours Time at border Distance Time (694 km / day) Lianyungang – Almaty (April 2004) 10 hrs (current) (Sept 2008)

7 Future dimensions of regional transit transport cooperation More frequent policy dialogue and direction Forum of Asian Ministers of Transport Building on successful best practices Measuring progress Creating inland growth centres Efficiency and economies of scale Inclusive approaches to transit transport

8 Thank you


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