Symposium on "Implementation of the ASEAN Roadmap for Logistics Services Integration"
The Symposium on "Implementation of the ASEAN Roadmap for Logistics Services Integration", organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam (MOIT), together with ERIA, Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and the ASEAN Secretariat was held on 22 August 2010 in Da Nang, Vietnam.
It was within the framework of the 42nd ASEAN Economic Ministers Meetings and related meetings, which began 21st in Da Nang until 27 August.
The Symposium was opened by Mr. Nguyen Cam Tu, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Up to 200 participants from government, business and academia, representing all ASEAN countries attended the symposium.
Prof. Fukunari Kimura, Chief Economist of ERIA, made a presentation on the latest status (the final draft) of the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) at Session 1: "Presentations on ASEAN Roadmap for the integration of Logistics Services and Connectivity Strategy for Inclusive Development". The USB memory stick including the Final Draft of the CADP was presented to all the participants as a memorial gift.
After the symposium, ERIA hosted a Gala Dinner. Around 140 representatives from participants of the symposium attended.
Mr. Nishimura delivered opening remarks, saying, "we are indeed very happy to have contributed towards this integration process by holding this symposium here in Da Nang. It's also ERIA's greatest honor, that today ERIA presented the final draft of the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan to the Symposium". He further added that ERIA is also contributing very substantially towards the integration process in the ASEAN through our major research contribution in the ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2010-2015 and the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan. In conclusion, he thanked all the people who have worked towards the success of the symposium and the participants who have given valuable inputs on the subject.