Jakarta (VNA) – The
ASEAN-Korea Center, in coordination with the International Contractors Association of Korea (ICAK), will host the 9th ASEAN Connectivity Forum on January 18-19, with the aim of further promoting mutually beneficial economic partnership.
The online event will focus on sustainable infrastructure and digital innovation, drawn from the five strategic areas of the ASEAN Master Plan on Connectivity (MPAC) 2025.
Lee Seong-ho, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea, and Yeap Samnang, Chairman of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordination Committee and Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN, will deliver their keynote speeches on the progress and challenges facing connectivity projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The forum will also discuss ASEAN connectivity in the post-COVID era and ways to promote the bankability of various connectivity projects.
During the second day, the ASEAN-ROK program management team based in Jakarta will present ways to use the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund for connectivity projects, while representatives of ASEAN member states will mention projects in the fields of transport, energy and the development of smart cities. .
At the 22nd ASEAN-ROK Summit in November last year, ASEAN and ROK leaders emphasized strengthening cooperation on connectivity, including the development of smart cities. .
In this context, the forum is expected to foster a mutually beneficial economic partnership between the two sides by promoting the participation of ROK enterprises in ASEAN. connectivity projects./.