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					                                                                                                                                                                                                               Annex I
Summary Table of Project Activities and Timeline for UNECE-UNESCAP Component "Developing Euro-Asian Transport Linkages"* (draft)


Phases                                               Associated activities/outputs                       Comments                                                                  2004                 2005             2006
1. Formulation of interregional transport
linkages between Europe and Asia
1.1. Identification of routes                          1st Expert Group Meeting on Developing Euro-       1st EGM will discuss routes within Euro-Asian transport
                                                       Asian Transport Linkages                           corridors; agree on technical and operational information to
                                                                                                          be collected by National Focal Points; agree on outline for
                                                                                                          ECE-ESCAP study. Development of the project
                                                                                                          implementation methodology - March                                Mar.
1.2. Route inventory                                   National country reports                           Based on 1st EGM, countries will conduct route inventory
                                                                                                          and prepare national country reports. Reports to be sent to
                                                                                                          ECE-ESCAP.
1.3. Consolidation and analysis of data                ECE-ESCAP study                                    Study will contain national country reports and associated
                                                                                                          analysis by ECE-ESCAP, plus additional information
                                                                                                          provided by other international organizations.
1.4. Presentation of results and prioritization of     2nd Expert Group Meeting on Developing Euro-       Presentation of national country reports and draft study, for
projects                                               Asian Transport Linkages                           review by countries. Preliminary review of investment
                                                                                                          projects for further development of Euro-Asian transport
                                                                                                                                                                                          Oct.
                                                                                                          linkages.
1.5. Follow-up to activities under Phase 1             Post 2nd EGM.                                      2nd EGM will also discuss ways to follow-up on the first
                                                                                                          phase of the project, in collaboration with other international
                                                                                                          organizations. (Further activities not covered by DA project)


2. Facilitation of transport along the Euro-
Asian transport linkages
2.1. Analysis of trasnit times and costs along         In-depth analysis of routes                        Application of time/cost/distance methodology for the
routes                                                                                                    analysis of Euro-Asian trasnport linkages/routes, with focus
                                                                                                          on operational and border crossing issues.
2.2. Strengthening of implementation of the major      3rd Expert Group Meeting on Developing Euro-       3rd EGM will review results of route analysis and
international transport agreements and                 Asian Transport Linkages                           consideration of international transport agreements and
conventions by countries                                                                                  conventions which could be helpful in overcoming
                                                                                                          bottlenecks.                                                                           Mar.
2.3. Strengthening national transport                  8 - 10 national and/or multi-country workshops;    National and/or multi-country workshops may focus on
development bodies who are responsible for the         Advisory missions for follow-up of national        specific agreements and action plans to improve facilitation
formulation and implementation of national action      action plans                                       measures at border crossings. Advisory missions may be
plans on transport facilitation and development                                                           undertaken at the request of countries to assist and follow-up
                                                                                                          on workshops.
                                                                                                            Draft Action Plan for development of Euro-Asian
                                                                                                            routes
3. Information dissemination and institutional
networking
3.1. Establishment of a database                       Database                                           Based on activities of project, database will be developed
                                                                                                          with contact details of responsible experts and institutions
                                                                                                          involved in the Euro-Asian development aspects in
                                                                                                          consultation with member states, other development
                                                                                                          agencies and offices of the UN system.

3.2. Creation of a website for the project             Already established at                             Website will be used for dissemination of information and
                                                       http://www.unece.org/trans/eatl/                   networking amongst countries and organizations.

3.3. Organization of workshop for sharing lessons      Joint Workshop between five Regional               Programme to be decided.
learned across the Regional Commissions.               Commissions under Development Account
                                                       Project.                                                                                                                                                            Aug./Sept.

* Dates indicated are tentative. Venues to be confirmed.
Project Summary for Development of Euro-Asian Transport Corridors
Project Activities acc.to PD                           ECE-ESCAP Component                                    Comments
(a) Identification and formulation of Interregional transport linkages
     (a - i) Nomination of countries focal points         (a - i) Nomination of national focal points
     (a - ii) Project inception meeting                   See (a-viii)
     (a - iii) Preparation of country reports             (a - iii) Preparation of country reports              Part of stock-taking exercise. To be presented at
                                                                                                                First Interregional Workshop (March 2004).

    (a - iv) Identification and formulation of               N/A
    interregional transport linkages
    (a - v) Identify major maritime routes across Med.       N/A
    Sea
    (a - vi) Identify major maritime routes across           N/A
    Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
    (a - vii) Identification and formulation of an           (a - vii) Prepare in-house study on the            Part of stock-taking exercise. To be presented at
    integrated interregional land transport linkages         transport network                                  First Interregional Workshop (March 2004).
    acrosse the concerned countries within the
    geographical scope of ECA and ESCWA with
    linkages to ECE and ESCAP…
    (a - viii) Consultation with countries through policy-   (a-viii) First Interregional Workshop on Euro-     Three objectives: 1. Identification and
    level EGM                                                Asian Transport Corridors                          agreement of a) corridors and b) routes within
                                                                                                                each corridor. 2. Review of possible
                                                                                                                approaches to develop corridors (both
                                                                                                                infrastructure and facilitation). 3. Agreement to
                                                                                                                establish EATC Working Group which meets
                                                                                                                annually and reports to ECE or ESCAP
                                                                                                                legislative bodies.

(b) Strengthening national capacity for socio-economic assessment of major interregional
    (b-i) Organization of two interregional workshops  See (a-viii)
    to enhance capaocity of government officials in
    appraisal of inter-country transport links

    (b - ii) Organization of an interregional workshop      N/A
    by ESCWA and ESCAP
(c) Conducting a corridor study to determine the potential of major interregional land-cum-sea
    (c-i) Organization of two interregional workshops       See (a-viii)
    to enhance capacity of officials in appraisal of inter-
    country transport linkas
    (c-ii) In-depth evaluation of major land-cum-sea        See (a- vii)
    trasnport corridors
    (c - iii) Organization of a policy level expert group   See (a-viii)
    meeting

(d) Identification and promotion of major international transport facilitation conventions
     (d - i) Identification of most relevant international (d - i) Identification of most relevant             Background document for Second Interregional
     transport facilitation conventions to which           international transport facilitation conventions    Workshop
     countries should accede                               to which countries should accede

    (d - ii) Interregional workshop for high-level policy   (d - ii) Second Interregional Workshop on Euro-    Follow-up to First Interregional Workshop, but
    makers amongst countries identified in (a-i) and        Asian Transport Corridors                          with two parts (Infrastructure and Facilitation).
    selected subregional organizations “to raise                                                               Infrastructure section will look at a) criteria for
    awareness among national officials about                                                                   project selection and b) establishment of Project
    improvement of facilitation measures for                                                                   Working Groups. Facilitation section will look at
    interregional transport”.                                                                                  a) conventions and b) corridor/route analysis
                                                                                                               (time-cost-distance methodology).
    (d - iii) 8 – 10 national workshops in selected         (d - iii) 8 – 10 national workshops to follow up   Workshops may be used to assist countries in
    countries identified under with participants from all   on EATCs                                           various areas, including a) establishment of
    relevant agencies and private sector “to enhance                                                           Project Working Groups (infrastructure); b)
    national capacity to improve facilitation measures                                                         implementation of conventions; c) TCD analysis.
    at border crossings”.

(e) Assistance in the establishment and effective functioning of national facilitation bodies
    (e - i) Compilation of information on facilitation  (e - i) Compilation of information on facilitation     In conjunction with (d - i)
    measures at border crossings in selected            measures at border crossings in selected
    countries.                                          countries.
    (e - ii) Formulation of national action plans to    (e - ii) Formulation of national action plans to       In conjunction with (d-iii)
    improve facilitation measures at border crossings   improve facilitation measures at border
                                                        crossings
    (e - iii) Establishment of national transport       (e - iii) Establishment of national transport          In conjunction with (d-iii)
    facilitation committtees in selected countries      facilitation committtees in selected countries

    (e - iv) Advisory missions to 8 selected ECE and        (e - iv) Advisory missions to 8 selected ECE       In conjunction with (d - iii)
    ESCAP member countries for follow-up of national        and ESCAP member countries for follow-up of
    actions                                                 national actions

(h) Training activities
    (h - ii) Interregional workshop on sharing of best      (h - ii) Interregional workshop on sharing of      Too soon to say what the agenda will be.
    practices and experience in all aspects related to      best practices and experience in all aspects
    transport amongst countries                             related to transport amongst countries
            2004   2005   2006




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