GMS Transport Sector Strategy Study

Client Name: 
Asian Development Bank
Country: 
Cambodia
Thailand
Vietnam
Lao PDR
Myanmar
People's Republic of China

The TA identified priority investment projects and policy initiatives to develop a comprehensive multimodal GMS transport network by 2015. It focused on: (i) a subregional transport demand forecast by mode and route; (ii) a review of transport supply efficiency, safety, and adequacy, identifying institutional, legal, regulatory, and operational improvements, and (iii) an identification of transport infrastructure bottlenecks, for inclusion in a prioritized medium-term investment plan to 2015. Upgrading the transport network will improve GMS competitiveness and realize GMS objectives by efficiently linking the countries. A clear vision and a comprehensive strategy were developed through precise analysis of the current situation and prospective developments and careful consideration with the six countries of any further initiatives required to deepen economic cooperation.a