ADB Launch: Scaling New Heights: Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor, India's First Coastal Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), on 3 May 2016, launched Scaling New Heights: Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor, India’s First Coastal Corridor at the ministerial meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at the ADB Annual Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

The book explores the potential of economic corridors in boosting manufacturing and generating much needed jobs in India and South Asia, and showcases the development of India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) by focusing on its initial phase, the Vizag–Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC).

The book presents how economic corridors can spur industrial development and further integrate South Asia with the global economy, to absorb millions of new entrants into the workforce annually.

South Asia, with its location and remarkable demographic dividend, has enormous prospects for economic growth. Amid the current global economic slowdown, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With its huge domestic market and substantial opportunities for integration with the global economy, India has the potential to move to a higher growth trajectory.

Sector: Economic Corridor Development

Date: 3 May 2016

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Contact Person: Hoe Yun Jeong

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