Seoul: The ASEAN-Korea Centre, together with International Contractors Association of Korea (ICAK), will hold the 9th ASEAN Connectivity Forum on January 18-19.
The online forum will focus on ‘sustainable infrastructure’ and ‘digital innovation’, drawn from the five strategic areas in ASEAN’s ‘Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025’, a regional blueprint aimed at achieving a more connected and integrated ASEAN.
"The two-day forum will begin with a keynote presentation by Lee Seong-ho, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by Yeap Samnang, Chair of ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee and Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN. They will discuss the progress and challenges facing connectivity projects during the pandemic," the ASEAN Secretariat stated in a press release on Monday.
The forum will also discuss way forward for ASEAN connectivity in the post-COVID era and on ways to promote bankability of various connectivity projects, featuring experts from the ASEAN Secretariat, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Korea Office of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the Export-Import Bank of Korea.