APEC members boost regional transport connection at meeting in Vietnam

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)'s Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) convened its 37th meeting in Vietnam on Tuesday to discuss transport connection in the region and the world, and green transport for sustainable development.

During the four-day meeting in southern Ho Chi Minh City, participants will discuss multimodal and smart transport through an uninterrupted and safe transport system, promoting environmentally-friendly transport for sustainable and fair growth, and increased connectivity for trade and investment facilitation.

In order to fulfill such goals, the TPTWG will connect supply chains, making it easier for passengers to travel, and enhance women's role in member economies, said the organizing board.

It will liaise with the APEC Business Advisory Council, Committee on Trade and Investment, APEC Energy Working Group, Counter-Terrorism Task Force and Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy, among other international organizations.

The TPTWG consists of four expert groups working in aviation, maritime traffic, road transport, multimodal and smart transport. It is the second time Vietnam has hosted the biannual event, following the 2006 event in Hanoi.