JTTRI International Seminar on Railway and Area Development in Manila

  • Railway

Supported by 日本財団 THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

Organizer Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI) 
Sponsorship Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT-Japan)
Embassy of Japan in the Philippines (applying)
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation(DOTr)
Philippine Railway Institute(PRI)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 
Date / Time Wed, Feb 12,2020 9:00~12:00
Venue New World Makati Hotel (Philippines・Manila)
Theme Railway and Area Development in Manila
Lecturer Opening Remarks:
 Masafumi Shukuri, Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Honorable Guest Remarks:
 Arthur P. Tugade, Secretary of Transportation
 Koji Haneda, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines (Tentative)
 Yasaburo Hikasa, Assistant Vice-Minister, Minister's Secretariat, MLIT, Japan

Keynote Speech:
 Shigeru Morichi, Director of Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and JTTRI Advisor for Research

Presentation:
 Masai Muto, Senior Research Fellow, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Panel Discussion:
Moderator:
 Naohiko Hibino, Associate Professor, Naohiko Hibino, Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)
Panelists:
 Timothy John R. Batan, Undersecretary for Railways, DOTr
 Shigeru Morichi, Director of Policy Research Center, GRIPS and JTTRI Advisor for Research
 Primitivo C. CAL, Professor, University of the Philippines

Closing Remarks:
 Tetsuya Okuda, Executive Director,Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Event Summary

In metropolises in ASEAN countries which are confronted with various problems such as road congestion and environmental pollution, railway development projects have been moving forward. In Manila, the Metro Manila Subway and other Mass Rapid Transit Lines are also moving forward.

For the sustainable railway development, it is effective to comprehensively consider railway development and development of areas along the railways and Japan has a lot of knowledge and experience of such railway development and area development.

In this seminar, knowledge and experience of railway and area development in Japan and the latest worldwide information in these topics will be shared, and measures for solving the aforementioned problems will be considered through a panel discussion.