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World Bank - JICA Seminar “The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia”

May 15, 2019

Tokyo

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    The World Bank, the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) published the report on “The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia” in September 2018. It proposes a holistic appraisal methodology to ensure that transport corridors have Wide Economic Benefits (the WEB in the title) and that possible negative impacts such as environmental degradation and increased inequality are minimized. The report focuses on South Asia not only as one of the world’s most populous and poorest regions, but as a hinge between East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

    This seminar featured a keynote speech on the key points of the report by Martin Rama, Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President for South Asia Region of the World Bank, followed by a panel discussion on the current development and future prospect of corridors development in the region for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.

    Program

    Opening Remarks

    Masato Miyazaki,
    Special Representative, World Bank Japan

    Keynote Speech: “The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia”

    Martin Rama
    Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President for South Asia Region

    Presentation Material: Ten propositions on transport connectivity in South Asia (PDF)

    Panel Discussion: “Current development and future prospect of Corridor Development in South Asia”

    Panelist

    Martin Rama
    Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President for South Asia Region

    Koki Hirota
    Saitama University, JICA Research Institute, visiting Researcher
    Presentation material: Comments on the Web of Transport Corridors in South Asia (PDF)

    Shohei Hara
    Managing Director, South Asia Department, JICA
    Presentation material: JICA and Corridor Development in South Asia (PDF)

    Moderator

    Sachiko Imoto
    Senior Deputy Director General, Office of Global Issues and Strategic Partnership, Operations Strategy Department, JICA

    Closing Remarks

    Shohei Hara
    Managing Director, South Asia Department, JICA

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Event Details

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 3:00pm-4:30pm
  • Venue: International Conference Hall, JICA Research Institute, 10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org