Attended this seminar on “Towards Seamless Connectivity: Transforming Multi-Modal Transport Systems into Economic Corridors” at the Mandarin Hotel. The seminar was organized by the Network of East Asian Thinktanks (NEAT), Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University and other institutions. The keynote speaker was Ambassador Pradap Pibulsonggram, Thai Representative to ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC).
Multi-modal transportation involves two or more different types of transport, such as truck, train and ship. These follow specific routes (e.g. the Asian Highway Network) and the issue is how to make those long corridors into value creating areas, rather than just land being travelled over without stopping. There is no simple answer to this question, hence the seminar (which will continue for two days, although not for public consumption).