Public-Private Sector Policy Dialogue with ASEAN Economic Ministers
Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director, ERIA, and some ERIA officials and researchers attended "Public-Private Sector Policy Dialogue" on 24 August 2010 in Da Nang, Vietnam.
The ASEAN Member states and the businesses in the logistics services sector participated in the dialogue. The outcomes of the symposium on "Implementation of ASEAN Roadmap for Logistics Services Integration" held on the sidelines of the 42nd ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting were discussed.
Mr. Dave Tan, Executive Director, Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC), presented a report on the recommendations of the symposium. The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) that Prof. Fukunari Kimura, Chief Economist, ERIA, delivered a presentation at the symposium held a day earlier is mentioned in paragraph 6, saying, "Connectivity beyond ASEAN is also essential and the development of the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) provides an overall approach in which well-planned development strategy and policy coordination will enhance the economic growth of the region and narrow the development gaps".
Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director ERIA, reported to the meeting that in preparing the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) and the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan, ERIA has made an imperative recommendation to improve physical connectivity and institutional connectivity to create better business environment in this region. He informed the meeting that ERIA is ready to provide continuous intellectual support for various issues related to implementation, and eager to render assistance for further communication between policy makers, business and academia.
The Secretary General, ASEAN addressed both ERIA and the private sector to engage in logistics integration in the ASEAN region. He noted the recommendations in the logistics roadmap to be useful.