SASEC Nodal Officials' Meeting

SASEC Nodal Officials representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka met at the sidelines of the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Frankfurt, Germany on 4 May 2016, to discuss key achievements of the SASEC Program over the past 12 months and provide overall strategic guidance on future activities.

Progress of the SASEC Program in the areas of transport, trade facilitation, and energy was actively discussed, and next steps decided for SASEC in 2016. Preparation of SASEC 2025 – the program’s 10-year strategy and operational plan – was continued and it was agreed that the Vision and Operational Plan for SASEC 2025 should be completed by early 2017. The SASEC Secretariat was requested to ensure timely delivery of SASEC 2025.

Sector: Regional Cooperation Forums

Date: 4 May 2016

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Contact Person: Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong

Bhutan: Workshop on Intelligence, Information Gathering, and Investigation

Date: TBD
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Phuentsholing, Bhutan

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Nepal: National Validation Meeting

Date: 31 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Bangladesh: National Validation Meeting

Date: 26 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group

Date: 12-13 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Delhi, India

Presentation of the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor Study

Date: 10 Oct 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nepal: Inception Meeting for SASEC Loan 3546 and TA 9346

Date: 24-25 Sep 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal