1. The Transport Ministers of ASEAN Member States and Japan met for the 8th ASEAN and Japan Transport Ministers Meeting (ATM+Japan) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 12 November 2010. H.E. Mr. Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar, Minister of Communications of Brunei Darussalam and H.E. Mr. Toshiaki Koizumi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan co-chaired the Meeting.
2. The Ministers were pleased with the remarkable progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership (AJTP). The Ministers welcomed the work plans for 2010–2011 based on the Manila Action Plan. The Ministers endorsed a new initiative for the promotion of safer and more environmentally-friendly vehicles named as the “ASEAN-Japan Cooperative Program on Development of Technical Regulations and Establishment of a Type Approval System for Vehicles”. The Ministers noted with appreciation that the 9th ASEAN-Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM+Japan) adopted the “List of Measures and Ways of implementation under the AJTP”, which is the integral part of the “ASEAN-Japan Action Plan on Environment Improvement in the Transport Sector (AJ-APEIT)”.
3. With the advent of ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, environment and safety issues are coming up as predominant concerns to be addressed along with the accelerated progress of urban centralisation and motorisation attributed to the economic development and globalisation in the region. In this context, the Ministers recognised the importance of promoting activities on international harmonisation of technical regulations and type approval system for vehicles so that people can benefit from a broad use of safer and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. As for Japanese assistance in this field, the Ministers expressed their appreciation for Japan’s new initiative to step up its supporting activities to ASEAN Member States and also expressed their desire for the outcomes of the “Public-Private Joint Forum” to be held in Tokyo in January next year.
4. Upon completion of AJ-APEIT with the finalisation of the “List of Measures and Ways of implementation under the AJTP”, the Ministers expressed their satisfaction with the preparedness to implement environmental measures to realise low-carbon and low pollution transport systems in the region through cooperation and collaboration between ASEAN Member States and Japan.
5. The Ministers were pleased to acknowledge the intention of Japan to promote its policy to further expand “Open Skies” with ASEAN countries expressed at the 13th ASEAN-Japan Summit. The ASEAN Ministers welcomed Japan’s initiative to commence consultations with ASEAN Member States on bilateral basis early next year. At the same time, the Ministers tasked the senior officials to explore the expansion of the initiative into a regional arrangement.
6. The 9th ATM+Japan Meeting will be convened in Cambodia in 2011.
LIST OF MINISTERS
1. H.E. Pehin Dato Abdullah Bakar, Minister of Communications of 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. Toshiaki Koizumi, Parliamentary Secretary for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan
5. H.E. Mr. Sommad Pholsena, Minister of Public Works and Transport of Lao PDR
6. H.E. Hon. Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Transport of Malaysia
7. H.E. U Thein Swe, Minister of Transport of Myanmar
8. H.E. Hon. Jose P. De Jesus, Secretary of Transportation and Communications of the Philippines
9. H.E. Mr. Raymond Lim Siang Keat, Minister for Transport of 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
List of ASEAN and Japan Transport Partnership Activities
- ASEAN-Japan Logistics Project
-Support of Sub-Regional Logistics Training Center Project
-Support of “Roadmap towards an Integrated and Competitive Maritime
Transport in ASEAN”
(Safety and Security)
- ASEAN-Japan New Air Navigation System
- ASEAN-Japan Aviation Security Project
- ASEAN-Japan Seafarers Policy Cooperation
- ASEAN-Japan Maritime Transport Security Program
- ASEAN-Japan Port Technology Joint Research Project
- ASEAN-Japan Intelligent Transport System Development
- Automobile Technical Cooperation Project on Safety and Environment
- ASEAN-Japan Road Transport Safety Project
-ASEAN-Japan New Air Navigation System
-ASEAN-Japan Airport Study Project
-ASEAN “Mega-Float” Promotion Project
-ASEAN-Japan Port Technology Joint Research Project
-ASEAN-Japan Intelligent Transport System Development
-Automobile Technical Cooperation Project on Safety and Environment
-ASEAN Railways Revival Plan
-Urban Public Transport Policy Framework
-ASEAN-Japan Alternative Fuel Project for Transport Sector
-ASEAN-Japan Action Plan on Environment Improvement in the Transport Sector
(Common Infrastructure and Others)
-Transport Policy Officials Training Program in Japan
-ASEAN-Japan Transport Information Platform Project
-ASEAN-Japan Cruise Promotion Program