1. The Second ASEAN and ROK Transport Ministers (ATM+ROK) Meeting was held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 12 November 2010. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar, Minister of Communications of Brunei Darussalam and H.E. Mr. In Sub Kwak, Deputy Minister of Logistics and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea.
2. The Ministers welcomed the adoption of the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-ROK Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity and the new Plan of Action to Implement the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity for the period of 2011-2015 at the recently concluded ASEAN-ROK Summit in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Ministers were encouraged that the ASEAN and ROK Leaders agreed to pursue ways to strengthen policy consultation and the exchange of information and technology in the areas of airport facilities, city development and other infrastructure, such as the ASEAN Highway Network Development Project, and to enhance technical cooperation and capacity building in infrastructure, including the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports and the development of smart transport systems. The Ministers noted that ROK will support the efforts of the respective countries to establish the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link, and cooperate to provide assistance such as participating in feasibility studies.
3. The Ministers endorsed the ASEAN-ROK Transport Cooperation Roadmap, as well as the 27 joint projects for implementation for the period 2010-2015. The joint projects cover enhancing human resource development and education, institutional and technical assistance, and infrastructure feasibility studies in the areas of logistics, aviation, roadway, railway, sea/port and inland waterway. The Ministers tasked their senior officials to finalise the Annual Work Plan for the Roadmap for adoption at the next ATM+ROK in 2011. The Ministers welcomed the convening of a training course on “Capacity Building for Shipping and Port Logistics Affairs” in December 2010 in Busan as an initial activity of the ASEAN-ROK Transport Cooperation Roadmap. In addition, the Ministers tasked their senior officials to make efforts for the discussion on air services liberalisation between ASEAN and ROK and report progress at the Third ATM+ROK Meeting.
4. The Ministers supported the convening of the annual ASEAN-ROK Transport Cooperation Forum, to discuss the annual project plans, their progress, challenges and improvements and to share information on green transport policies and practices as well as to develop joint responses or initiatives to address climate change.
5. The Third ATM+ROK Meeting will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2011.
LIST OF MINISTERS
1. H.E Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar, Minister of Communications for Brunei Darussalam
2. H.E. Mr. Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia
3. Mr. Moh. Iksan Tatang, Secretary General, representing H.E. Mr. Freddy Numberi, Minister of Transportation of Indonesia
4. H.E. Mr. Sommad Pholsena, Minister of Public Works and Transport of Lao PDR
5. H.E. Hon. Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport for Malaysia
6. H.E. U Thein Swe, Minister of Transport of Myanmar
7. H.E. Mr. In Sub Kwak, Deputy Minister of Logistics and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Land, Transport & Maritime Affairs of Republic of Korea
8. H.E. Hon. Jose P. De Jesus, Secretary of Transportation and Communications for the Philippines
9. H.E. Mr. Raymond Lim Siang Keat, Minister for Transport for Singapore
10. Mr. Silpachai Jarukasemratana, Deputy Permanent Secretary, representing H.E. Mr. Sophon Zaram, Minister of Transport of Thailand
11. H.E. Mr. Ho Nghia Dzung, Minister of Transport of Viet Nam
12. H.E. Mr. Sundram Pushpanathan, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Secretariat