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Jakarta, (VNA) - A forum on the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 Initiative and Project Concepts and the 8th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium took place in Alabang, the Philippines, from July 12-14, according to Vietnam’s delegation to ASEAN.

The Forum brought together approximately 200 delegates comprising of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee ACCC, relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and implementing agencies, National Coordinators and National Focal Points for MPAC 2025, Dialogue Partners, and international organisations.

The Forum participants shared their perspectives on the processes, outputs and intended outcomes of implementing the MPAC 2025 initiatives. They deliberated on the specific activities of each MPAC 2025 initiatives, delved into the respective project management and implementation arrangements, and highlighted the risks to implementation of MPAC 2025 projects.  The Forum also underscored the importance of leveraging on the expertise available, drawing on the synergies created by related initiatives, and harnessing the support of internal and external stakeholders to advance the implementation of MPAC 2025.

Vietnam and Myanmar co-chaired the discussion on human movement.

The 8th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium was attended by the MPAC forum participants and representatives of international organisations, multilateral development banks, private sector representatives, as well as academia and the media.-VNA