Sustainable Freight and Logistics
Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region
The Challenge Trucking is the dominant form of freight transport in the Greater Mekong Subregion/GMS (approx. 80% of all tonnage), but efficiency remains a challenge. About 25% to 50% of all trips run empty, and the average fleet is over 10 years old (and much older in some countries). The upcoming ASEAN Economic Community single market in 2016 will lead to a significant increase of cross-border trade in goods and services. For countries like Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, this will open up opportunities for the freight and logistics sector to grow, at the same time SMEs in these countries will face high competition.
The project aims at increasing sustainable freight transport and logistics in the Mekong Region mainly through energy efficiency and safety measures in at least 500 SMEs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) and Thailand.
Duration: 2/2016 - 1/2019
Total budget: EUR 2,400,000 (EU Contribution: 90%)
Ms. Wilasinee Poonuchaphai
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
193/63 Lake Rajada Office Complex, 16th floor
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ
As the lead partner, GIZ is responsible for the overall project management, monitoring and evaluation as well as ensuring the communication and visibility.
Mekong Institute (MI)
In the project, MI provides technical inputs on curricula development and training module, and access to regional and national experts.
Greater Mekong Subregion Business Council (GMS-BC) / Greater Mekong Subregion Freight Transport Association (GMS-FRETA)
GMS-BC plays a role in providing policy advice, ensuring involvement of its member, and providing technical advice on curriculum and training development, and networking.
Green Freight and Logistics: A Brochure (2016)
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