Subregional Transport Forum (STF)

 

 

The Subregional Transport Forum (STF) was one of the first sector forums under the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program. Its establishment was recommended by the comprehensive transport sector study prepared in 1993 and endorsed by the 4th GMS Ministerial Conference in 1994.

In general, the STF serves as the key body for reviewing, coordinating and monitoring the regional transport plans and projects of GMS member countries.

In this regard, the STF oversaw the preparation of the GMS Transport Sector Strategies (TSS): the first TSS 1995–2005, the second TSS 2006–2015, and the current TSS 2030. It is also responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation of the TSS 2030, including the preparation and regular review and updating of the transport projects in the GMS Regional Investment Framework 2022.

The STF meets at least once a year.

 

24th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Subregional Transport Forum

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) jointly organized the 24th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Subregional Transport Forum (STF-24) virtually held on 21 January 2021. The theme of STF-24 was “Forging Greater Transport Connectivity Toward the Visions of GMS 2030”.