Twenty-Third Meeting of the GMS Subregional Transport Forum

The Twenty-third Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Subregional Transport Forum (STF-23) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 14–15 August 2019. The theme for the forum was “Expanding GMS Transport Cooperation to Vital Multi-sector Concerns.”

The objectives of the forum were to: 

  1. review the status and update the pipeline of GMS transport sector projects in the GMS Regional Investment Framework (RIF) 2022;
  2. review efforts toward increasing the private sector’s engagement in implementing Transport Sector Strategy 2030;
  3. review the progress of the GMS Cross Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (CBTA) “Early Harvest” implementation;
  4. review the progress of work and plans for the Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA);
  5. review further efforts toward enhancing road safety in GMS countries;
  6. share specific country experiences in highway development; and
  7. discuss other topics that have a bearing on the GMS transport sector.


The forum was chaired by Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Deputy Permanent Secretary, MOT, Thailand and co-chaired by Mr. Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Director, Southeast Asia Department Transport and Communications Division, ADB.


Last Updated:   Monday, 10 February 2020