25th Meeting of the Subregional Transport Forum (STF-25)

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted the 25th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Subregional Transport Forum (STF-25) on 14 June 2022 in hybrid format, in-person in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and virtually through Zoom. The Forum took on the theme “Taking Action on GMS 2030 Strategy and COVID-19 Plan with Emerging Ideas”. 

The objectives of the STF-25 were to:  

  1. Report and exchange ideas on how the Working Group can contribute to implementing the priorities and initiatives under the GMS-2030 and COVID-19 Plan; and  
  2. Provide updates and/or agree on steps on  
    ​a. Road Safety in GMS,
    b. Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA) and GMS Railway Development;
    c. FRETA and improvements in logistics in GMS; and 
    d. Early Harvest GMS CBTA.  

The Forum was graced by His Excellency Trac Thai Sieng, Secretary of State, representing H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, MPWT of the Royal Government of Cambodia as the keynote speaker, chaired by His Excellency Pich Chhieng, Director General, General Department of Logistics, MPWT and co-chaired by Mr. Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Director, Southeast Asia Department Transport and Communications Division, ADB.