MoTC joins 18th ATM+ Japan meeting , 11th ATM+ ROK meeting

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Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung and officials take part in 18th ATM+ Japan and 11th ATM+ ROK meetings on 25 November. Photo : MNA

The 18th ASEAN-Japan Transport Ministers Meeting and the 11th ASEAN- Republic of Korea Transport Ministers Meeting were held through video conferencing yesterday morning.
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, the Permanent Secretary, senior officials and departmental officials of the Ministry along with the transport ministers from the respective countries, officials and the ASEAN Secretary-General participated in the meetings.
The 18th ATM+ Japan Meeting discussed the development of tourist cruises with good service to be implemented by 2021 as a priority of the 27 ASEAN-Japan Transport Cooperation projects; establishing the necessary business guidelines for the improvement of ASEAN regional waterways and safe navigation of regional vessels; development of necessary guidelines for enhancing the capacity of container handling ports and the safe operation of small vessels in the ASEAN region as a new initiative between ASEAN and Japan; The meeting also discussed and approved the New Action Plan on Environmental Improvement to reduce the environmental impact of the transport sector.
At the 11th ATM+ROK Meeting, they discussed the projects to be implemented from 2021 to 2025 according to the ASEAN-Korea Transport Cooperation Roadmap, the feasibility study for the upgrade of the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway and the Yangon-Pathein-Ngayotekaung Road according to the ASEAN-Korea cooperation to Myanmar, and the feasibility study for the construction of the War-Tayar Bridge.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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