International Seminar “Transforming Urban Transportation in ASEAN Big Cities”
|Organizer||Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute(JTTTRI)|
|Sponsorship||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT-Japan)|
|Date / Time||Fri, Jul 19,2019 13:30～16:40|
|Venue||Sokairou Hall, 1st floor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)|
|Theme||“Transforming Urban Transportation in ASEAN Big Cities”|
１ Mr. Le Tuan Anh, Director General, International Cooperation Department,
Ministry of Transport of Vietnam and Chair of ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting Leaders Conference
２ Mr. Djoko Sasono Soemarno, Secretary General, Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia
３ Mr. Junn B. Magno, General Manager, Philippine National Railways
Moderator :Mr. Hirotaka Yamauchi, President, JTTRI
(Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
Panel members: the 3 keynote speakers,
Mr. Shigeru Morichi, Director of Policy Research Center, GRIPS
Mr. Satoru Mizushima, Director General, Railway Bureau, MLIT-Japan
With the rapid economic growth in the ASEAN region, big cities in ASEAN have been facing serious problems such as traffic jams and environmental pollution. These cities’ high density and increasing population hinder their sound development to improve their everyday living environments.
Under these circumstances, the first route of an urban railway in Hanoi has been developed this year. Mass rapid transit has started in Jakarta, and Mega Manila Subway Project has started in Manila this year. Urban transport in ASEAN big cities has been dramatically changing.
Considering the above situation, Mr. Kozo Fujita, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT-Japan) gave a greeting to the guest, and high ranking officials from ASEAN member states' transport authorities had presentations and discussed the current situation and the policies for future transport focusing on urban railways of ASEAN big cities at this seminar.
Program of the seminar is as the following
|Remarks by honored guest||
|Keynote speech 1|
|Keynote speech 2|
|Keynote speech 3|
Le Tuan Anh
Outline of the seminar
Mr. Le Tuan Anh, Mr. Djoko Sasono Soemarno, and Mr. Junn B. Magno, had presentations on socioeconomic conditions in their countries' transport system, and on issues related to financial resources and urban development along railway for the urban railway development.
[Vietnam: Points of the presentation by Mr. Le Tuan Anh]
・Transport infrastructure development, the current status of each transportation system, and future development plans
・Development plans for transportation between 2021 to 2025 and development orientations to 2030
・Present situation, challenges and future plans of urban transport
[Indonesia: Points of the presentation by Mr. Djoko Sasono Soemarno]
・ Development of the Java North Line (Upgrading Project between Jakarta and Slavaya)
・ Development of urban transport (promotion of development of LRT and MRT)
・ Urban Transport Development Project centered on BRT
[Philipppines: Points of the presentation by Mr. Junn B. Magno]
・ Philippines National Transport Policy
・ Transport strategy for implementing the National Transport Policy (Transit Oriented Development (TOD) strategy, hybrid PPP strategy for resolving
financial resource problems, etc.)
・ Strategies for promoting railway development projects
・ Railway development projects in Luzon Island
[Points of Panel Discussion]
Specific issues concerning urban railway development in each city and the role of the government for the development were discussed.
Issues on how to secure urban railways transport capacity, including Japan, and financial resources through flexible operation for the fare system
were raised. The current situation of PPP in Asia and proposals for future issues were actively discussed.
The session was successfully held with approximately 260 participants from MLIT-Japan, railway operators, transportation-related organizations, academia, manufacturers, trading companies, media, consultants, and so on.