Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport honorably hosted the International Workshop “Capacity Building on Multimodal Transport” and Meeting on “AFAMT"

With the great efforts in international cooperation activities, Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT-HCMC) is selected, coordinated with ASEAN Secretariat Representative and ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the European Union (ARISE Plus) and honorably hosted the International Workshop "Capacity Building on Multimodal Transport” and Meeting on “AFAMT". The Workshops and Meeting aimed to assist ASEAN Member States in developing and finalizing their respective Working Plans for the implementation of AFAMT.

The Workshops took place from February 18 – 22, 2019 with more than 30 participants, who were expertise in multimodal transport and represented officials from the ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA) and Government of Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Laos, Brunei, Australia and Vietnam. AFAMT was signed on November 17, 2005 in Vientiane, Lao PDR with seven (7) countries ratified the agreement, and it has entered into force among these countries in the development of multimodal transport in the region.

Mr. Tran Viet Ha, Deputy International Cooperation Department of Ministry of Transport gave a speech on opening Workshops

Holding the Workshops with the overall goal of the Workshops is to enhance the capacity of key stakeholders, including Government officials and industry associations, to effectively integrate AFAMT and more broadly multimodal transport into national development planning. Towards this end, the series of Workshops assessed progress made, identified existing obstacles and challenges, and exchanged experiences and shared good practices amongst participants on ways for overcoming these.

 Expertise in multimodal transport from many countries across ASEAN were exchanging and discussing

Attending the Workshops, expertise in multimodal transport from many countries in ASEAN discussed, which aimed to look closely at multimodal transport facilitation and capacity building with particular emphasis placed on multimodal legal frameworks and the operational deployment of AFAMT.

Expertise in multimodal transport were exchanging experience and suggesting

Expertise after accomplishing at the end of the Workshops could gain a wide range of benefits, including:

  • an improved knowledge about the processes, institutions and structures required to put in place initiatives relating to multimodal transport;
  • an improved understanding of the capacity development and technical assistance needed across ASEAN to realise the benefits of AFAMT implementation;
  • facilitate Automated Manifest System (AMS) in sharing knowledge and best practice methodologies so as to finalise AFAMT work plans;
  • the fostering of greater cooperation and dialogue between government regulators and industry in improving AMS logistics performance through the implementation of AFAMT;
  • an enhanced awareness of integrated approaches for the development and implementation of national development strategies through the development of a community of practice and the establishment of a network of practitioners;
  • an enhanced understanding of stakeholder complexity, interrelationships and interactions and associated risks across multimodal transport and the role of regulators and industry in forming cooperative approaches to improve AMS logistics performance; and
  • an increased knowledge of the existing and future challenges faced in globalised supply chains and the legislative frameworks needed to respond to this complexity; and
  • the importance of institutional knowledge management and the need to support the intergenerational change occurring across the ASEAN logistics sector.

Representatives were across ASEAN 


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