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UMTI director shares knowledge on dry ports at UN think tank meeting

April 21, 2017 — 

Adolf K.Y. Ng, Director of the University of Manitoba Transport Institute (UMTI), was invited by the UN’s International Think Tank on Landlocked Developing Countries (LDCC) as a distinguished speaker to share his knowledge on dry ports and regional development for landlocked developing countries during the LDCC’s conference, “EXPLORING CONNECTIVITY IN LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”. The conference took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on April 20, 2017.

During the conference, Ng highlighted the importance of dry ports on the transforming the economic structure of landlocked countries and regions, while he also emphasized on the need for a comprehensive plan for dry port development rather than only the installation of physical infrastructures.

As an initiative between the UN Development Program and the Mongolian Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LDCC (land-locked.org) aims to use top-quality research and advocacy to improve the ability of landlocked developing countries to build capacity with a view to benefiting from the international trade including WTO negotiations, with the ultimate aim of raising human development and reducing poverty.

The details of the LDCC conference can be found here: http://land-locked.org/international-think-tank-for-landlocked-developing-countries-and-university-of-sydney-joint-conference-exploring-connectivity-in-landlocked-developing-countries/

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