SASEC Nodal Officials' Meeting

SASEC Nodal Officials representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka met at the sidelines of the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Frankfurt, Germany on 4 May 2016, to discuss key achievements of the SASEC Program over the past 12 months and provide overall strategic guidance on future activities.

Progress of the SASEC Program in the areas of transport, trade facilitation, and energy was actively discussed, and next steps decided for SASEC in 2016. Preparation of SASEC 2025 – the program’s 10-year strategy and operational plan – was continued and it was agreed that the Vision and Operational Plan for SASEC 2025 should be completed by early 2017. The SASEC Secretariat was requested to ensure timely delivery of SASEC 2025.

Sector: Regional Cooperation Forums

Date: 4 May 2016

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Contact Person: Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong
rabutiong@adb.org

Bhutan: Workshop on Intelligence, Information Gathering, and Investigation

Date: TBD
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Phuentsholing, Bhutan

Second Meeting of SAARC Council of Experts of Energy Regulators

Date: 24-25 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Islamabad, Pakistan

Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group

Date: 12-13 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Delhi, India

Maldives SASEC National Single Window Consultation

Date: 28 Aug 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Male, Maldives

High-level Workshop on Multimodal Logistics Park Development

Date: 28 Aug 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Bengaluru, India

Consultation Visit to the Kolkata Port/Customs and Bilateral Discussion with CBEC India for CTD Automation

Date: 6-11 Aug 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kolkata and New Delhi, India