APEC transport working group meets in HCM City

April 11, 2013 | 14:46
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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) convened its 37th meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9, with representatives from 21 member nations taking part.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong addresses the meeting. Photo: VNA

Participants will discuss multimodal and smart transport through an uninterrupted and safe transport system, promoting environmentally-friendly transport for sustainable and fair growth, and increased connectivity for trade and investment facilitation.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said during the four-day event, delegates will discuss ways to connect transport in the region and the world, and boost green transport for sustainable development based on society.

In order to fulfil such goals, the TPTWG will connect supply chains, making it easier for passengers to travel, and enhance women’s role in member economies, said the organising board.

It will liaise with the APEC Business Advisory Council, Committee on Trade and Investment, APEC Energy Working Group, Counter-Terrorism Task Force and Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, among other international organisations.

The TPTWG consists of four expert groups working in aviation, maritime traffic, road transport, multimodal and smart transport.

It is the second time Vietnam has hosted the biannual event, following the 2006 event in Hanoi.

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