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

Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor Workshop

Date: 21 Feb 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Chennai, India

Sri Lanka: National Consultation Meetings on SASEC SPS/TBT Diagnostic Study

Date: 9 Feb 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

SASEC Trade Facilitation and Transport Working Group Meeting

Date: 7-8 Feb 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation and Transport
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Maldives: National Consultation on SPS/TBT Diagnostic Study

Date: 2 Feb 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Male, Maldives