In line with ESCAP’s objective to strengthen the intra- and inter-regional transport connectivity, the secretariat is undertaking a study project on “Strengthening capacity for operationalizing sustainable transport connectivity along the China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic (CCWA) Corridor”. The study aims at identifying main transport routes connecting Asia and Europe through the CCWA Corridor, namely China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The enhancement of transport linkages along the Corridor will allow for efficient operation of a seamless transport connectivity network. Such network will benefit local communities of all countries along the corridors as it will enhance trade exchanges and socio-economic development of all countries along the Corridor. Furthermore, enhancing connectivity by bridging the gaps between various subregional groupings and programs is also an important value of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Within this context, the Forum is organized to present study findings of the project and to discuss way forward for the improvement of connectivity along the CCWA Corridor.
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