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Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific 2013

Transport as a key to sustainable development and regional integration

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This review is biennially produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It describes the environment within which the transport sector is developing and the principal challenges that this environment poses to governments, the transport industry and society at large. The publication also focuses on tracing the significant development of roads, railways, shipping, ports, inland waterways and air transport industries and infrastructure in the region. In addition, it considers the changing delivery mechanisms across all transport sectors and discusses urban transport issues. Finally, the review examines the process of globalization, trade agreements related to transport, regionalism, collocation of production transport facilities, as well as intermodal transport systems.

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Strengthening inter-island shipping in the Pacific

This Chapter describes the various constraints facing interisland shipping in the Pacific and their possible consequences and relationships with other factors. It will then highlight a number of innovative approaches which some Pacific Island Countries and Territories have initiated, which demonstrate that through careful assessment and planning, strong political will and a resilient cooperative spirit, it is possible to effectively tackle these challenges.

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