Subregional Transport Forum (STF)



The Subregional Transport Forum (STF) was one of the first sector forums under the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program. Its establishment was recommended by the comprehensive transport sector study prepared in 1993 and endorsed by the 4th GMS Ministerial Conference in 1994.

In general, the STF serves as the key body for reviewing, coordinating and monitoring the regional transport plans and projects of GMS member countries.

In this regard, the STF oversaw the preparation of the GMS Transport Sector Strategies (TSS): the first TSS 1995–2005, the second TSS 2006–2015, and the current TSS 2030. It is also responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation of the TSS 2030, including the preparation and regular review and updating of the transport projects in the GMS Regional Investment Framework 2022.

The STF meets at least once a year.


Twelfth Meeting of the GMS Subregional Transport Forum

The Twelfth Meeting of the Subregional Transport Forum (STF-12) was held in Da Nang City, Viet Nam on 12-14 August 2008. The Meeting was jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport of Viet Nam and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The objective of the Meeting was to discuss recent developments, key issues, and future plans in the GMS transport sector, with particular focus on maximizing the development impact of the network and on the problems that remain as regards the conduct of transport and trade operations along the GMS economic corridors and possible ways of addressing them.