SASEC Finance Ministers Meeting

The Finance Ministers of SASEC member countries—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka—will endorse the SASEC Vision when they meet on 3 April 2017 in New Delhi, India.

The SASEC Vision will provide the overarching framework and long-term strategy to support partnership among SASEC member countries, aligning their national level actions with regional initiatives to achieve common aspirations of sustained and inclusive growth.

The SASEC Vision aims to create synergies among SASEC member countries under the SASEC Program platform through

  • Sharing resources to feed latent industry demand; 
  • Strengthening industrial networks by tapping individual country specializations; and 
  • Creating symbiotic trade relationships by linking trade routes with stronger gateways and hubs, in order to better access regional and global markets.

Formulation of the SASEC Vision Document involved extensive country consultations and analytical work. Reflecting specific goals and action plans, the SASEC Vision will help realize a prosperous SASEC subregion that will power Asian growth in the 21st century.

The India Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, is organizing the Finance Ministers’ Meeting. Finance Ministers and other senior officials of SASEC member countries, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials are expected to participate.

Sector: Regional Cooperation

Date: 3 Apr 2017

Location: Delhi, India

Contact Person: Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong

SASEC Nodal Officials Meeting

Date: 5 May 2017
Sector: Regional Cooperation
Venue: Yokohama, Japan

Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor Workshop

Date: 26-27 Apr 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Colombo and Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Southwest Economic Corridor Workshop

Date: 6 Apr 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nepal: Electronic Cargo Tracking System Workshop

Date: 6 Mar 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor Workshop

Date: 21 Feb 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Chennai, India

Sri Lanka: National Consultation Meetings on SASEC SPS/TBT Diagnostic Study

Date: 9 Feb 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka