19th ASEAN-Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) Leaders Conference

13 July 2021

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), attended the 19th ASEAN-Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) Leaders Conference on 13 July 2021 via video conference.

The 19th ASEAN-Japan STOM Leaders Conference was co-chaired by by Mr. Chheing Pich, Director-General, General Department of Logistics, Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia in his capacity as Chairman of the ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) in 2021 and Mr. Yamagami Noriyoshi, Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan.

As part of the 19th ASEAN-Japan STOM Leaders Conference, a speech was delivered by Mr. Nakamura Fumihiko, Project Professor at University of Tokyo on “New transport mobility in terms of the society of the post COVID-19”. In his speech, Mr. Nakamura Fumihiko emphasised the need to promote less car dependent sustainable urban mobility, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic experience and associated lifestyle changes. The Conference also discussed the progress report of projects implemented under the annual ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership (AJTP) Work Plan, including several new initiatives for the next AJTP Work Plan 2021 – 2022 for the ASEAN and Japan Transport Ministers’ (ATM+Japan) consideration, as follows:-

     Deliverables for the year 2021:
     (i) The Report under Proof of Concept (PoC) on ICT Solutions for Overloaded Vehicle Control; and
     (ii) ASEAN-Japan Guidelines of Certification Audits for Cold Chain Logistics

     New Initiative for the year 2021:
     (i) Utilization of Big Data to Improve Mobility.

The 19th ASEAN-Japan STOM Leaders Conference was held in preparation for the upcoming 20th ASEAN and Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting (20th STOM+Japan) and the 19th ASEAN and Japan Transport Ministers Meeting (19th ATM+Japan) scheduled to be held in November 2021.

The Conference, hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan, is an annual platform for ASEAN and Japan to deliberate on priority transport related initiatives under the framework of ASEAN-Japan Transport Partnership (AJTP). 

Also present during the Conference was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohd. Salihin bin Haji Aspar, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Transport), senior officials from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) as well as relevant departments and authority under MTIC.

Source: Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, Brunei Darussalam

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