25th Meeting of the GMS Subregional Transport Forum (STF-25)
Bavet Checkpoint: Moc Bai, Viet Nam / Bavet, Cambodia on Route 1 to Phnom Penh. Photo by Gerhard Jörén/ADB.
The Government of Cambodia will host the 25th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Subregional Transport Forum (STF-25) on 14 June 2022 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The theme of STF-25 is “Taking Action on GMS 2030 Strategy and COVID-19 Plan with Emerging Ideas.”
This year’s meeting will be held in-person and virtually. Its main objectives are the following:
- To report and exchange ideas on how the STF can contribute toward implementing the priorities and initiatives under the GMS Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030 (GMS-2030) and GMS COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan; and
- To update and/or agree on the next steps for: (i) Road Safety in GMS; (ii) Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA) and GMS Railway Development; (iii) GMS Freight Transport Association (FRETA) and Improvements in logistics in GMS; and (iv) Early Harvest GMS CBTA.
The Asian Development Bank will jointly organize this year’s meeting with the Government of Cambodia.
The STF reviews, coordinates, and monitors regional transport plans and projects of GMS member countries. The 24th Subregional Transport Forum was held virtually on 21 January 2021 hosted by the Government of Viet Nam.