Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

At the 25th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw in November 2014, ASEAN Leaders tasked the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) to conduct a comprehensive review of MPAC implementation and formulate the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 (MPAC 2025). The MPAC 2025 focuses on five strategic areas: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence and people mobility. It seeks to add value by complementing and synergising the ASEAN Community Blueprints 2025, ASEAN sectoral work plans, and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III, as well as enhancing synergies with other sub-regional and inter-regional frameworks. The ASEAN leaders adopted the MPAC 2025 at the ASEAN Summits 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The document was developed taking account the results of the MPAC 2010 implementation review along with the feedbacks from relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and other stakeholders, with the support from ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Programme II (AADCP II). The Master Plan is available for download here Watch the MPAC 2025 video Here: Related Projects: Formulation of Post-2015 Agenda for ASEAN...

Project Briefs for Selected PPP Projects

This report contains briefs of eight (8) short listed ASEAN projects to be potentially implemented under various schemes of public-private partnerships (PPP) resulting from the ASEAN PPP Programme. The projects presented include: Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway (Viet Nam) Central Luzon Link Expressway (Philippines) Kanchanaburi – Phu Nam Ron Motorway (Thailand) Laos Road No. 3: ASEAN Highway No. 3 (Lao PDR) Makassar Port (Indonesia) Manado – Bitung Toll Road (Indonesia) North Luzon Expressway East Project (Philippines) Trans-Sumatra Toll Road: Kayu Agung – Betung (Indonesia) The short listed projects were derived from regional and national infrastructure priority pipelines which were subjected to selection methodologies covering a range of criteria pertaining to strategic relevance, level of project development, project feasibility, complexity of implementation and fiscal impact. The short-listing process was conducted through desk review of projects based on available information and consultations with concerned public and private sector officials from the Member States, multilateral and bilateral development organizations and other relevant information sources. The project briefs were developed under the auspices of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) by the World Bank through the support of the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Programme Phase II (AADCP II). Download the report...

Development Prospects of the ASEAN Power Sector: Towards an Integrated Electricity Market

The power sector is fundamental to the energy outlook for Southeast Asia. The demand for power is projected to grow faster than any other final form of energy, accounting for 58% of growth in total demand. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to add 354 gigawatts of additional capacity for power generation by 2040, which more than doubles today’s capacity and calls for investments of USD 618 billion in generation and USD 690 billion in the transmission and distribution of this power. The report, “Development Prospects of the ASEAN Power Sector: Towards an Integrated Electricity Market,” was presented and launched during the ASEAN-International Energy Agency (IEA) meeting in Kuala Lumpur last September. The report is the final output of the joint ASEAN, IEA and AADCP II initiative to provide guidance to policy makers in response to the demands for establishing and strengthening the necessary institutions and frameworks for such electricity systems. Download...

Infrastructure Investment Report

This report details the status of intra-ASEAN infrastructure, with a special emphasis on the initiatives outlined in the Master Plan for ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), and highlights the potential role the private sector might have in helping ASEAN to meet its infrastructure requirements. The purpose of this report is to increase ASEAN’s exposure to the global infrastructure community and make the case for the investment opportunity offered by intra-ASEAN infrastructure. This report was distributed with the December/January 2014 issue of Infrastructure Investor, through InfrastructureInvestor.com....

About ASEAN Connectivity

The ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), which outlines plans of action for increasing physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity in the region, was adopted by the ASEAN Leaders in 2010. To ensure synergistic implementation of the MPAC by various related ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Working Groups, related divisions in the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and relevant line ministries in the ASEAN Member States (AMS), it is important to foster a common understanding about ASEAN Connectivity. The following infographics and videos provide various audience with unified, consistent messaging about the ASEAN Connectivity. Downloads Understanding ASEAN Connectivity The Vision of ASEAN Connectivity Institutional Connectivity Physical Connectivity People-to-people Connectivity View: ASEAN Connectivity Video Series Related Project: Strengthening Communication on ASEAN...