Fuelled by the growing gap in global infrastructure, recent developments in Asia have spurred an increase in regional infrastructure investments. National governments, international organisations and regional institutions have established their own agendas, sometimes lacking communication and dialogue. Thus, the SCSI Programme successfully held the Roundtable “Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiatives – Zero-Sum or Win-Win Collaboration” from 11-12 September 2015.
Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiatives – Zero-Sum or Win-Win Collaboration
3rd GTI Northeast Asia Local Cooperation Committee Meeting
On August 07, 2015, the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) convened its 3rd Northeast Asia (NEA) Local Cooperation Committee (LCC) Meeting in Choibalsan, Dornod aimag, Mongolia. In the course ofthe gathering, two new members were admitted to the LCC, namely Busan Metropolitan City and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province of the Republic of Korea (ROK).
5th GTI Transport Board Meeting and Seminar on Sea-Land Multi-Modal Transportation
The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) convened its 5th Transport Board Meeting as well as a Seminar on the Promotion of Sea-Land Routes in the Greater Tumen Region (GTR) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on June 15, 2015.
Expert Hearing on “Asian Regional Integration Revisited: New Perspectives for Old Institutions?”
On May 27-28, 2015, the third international export forum took place in Bangkok, Thailand, this time under the title “Asian Regional Integration Revisited: New Perspectives for Old Institutions?” It brought together 40 experts from the member countries of four sub-regional initiatives, namely the Pan-Beibu Gulf (PBG) Economic Cooperation, the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI), the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) Economic Cooperation, and the South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC), as well as from the ASEAN regional initiative.
Study on Ferry Boats Informs Local Government Officials
In light of supporting the Greater Tumen Initiative’s (GTI) mechanism for the cooperation of border regions, the Local Cooperation Committee (LCC), GIZ has commissioned a presentation from German Expert Prof. Dr. Burkhard Lemper of the Institute of Shipping Logistics (ISL) in Bremen.
Greater Tumen Initiative Tourism Capacity Building Training Programme
From 01 to 03 February 2015, the Greater Tumen Inititative (GTI) organised a Capacity Building Training Programme aimed at participants from the region working in tourism in Arxan City, Inner Mongolia, PR China.