1. The Seventh ASEAN and ROK Transport Ministers (7th ATM+ROK) Meeting was held on 18 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Arthur P. Tugade, Secretary of Department of Transportation and, H.E. Mr. Seungho Lee, Deputy Minister for Transport and Logistics, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea. The Meeting was preceded by the Eighth ASEAN and ROK Senior Transport Officials Meeting (8th STOM+ROK) held on 16 November 2016.
2. The Ministers welcomed the progress made in implementing the following ASEAN-ROK Transport Cooperation Roadmap projects/activities in 2016 as well as the completion of the 1st Phase of the Basic Study on Efficiency of ASEAN Highway Investment Model:
(a) Feasibility Study developing railway project linking Viet Nam and Lao PDR (Vientiane – Thakek – mu Gia – Tan Ap – Vung Ang);
(b) The Project for the Establishment of the Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) In Cambodia; and
(c) Capacity Building Training Programmes on Railway Policy and Safety; Logistics Policy and Technology; ITS Policy and Technology; Transport and Logistics Development and Land Compensation.
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