MI OPENS APPLICATIONS TO GREEN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PROGRAM

Trade and Investment Facilitation

Mekong Institute, with the support of the Republic of Korea through the Mekong-Korea Cooperation Fund (MKCF), is organizing a modular training on “Green Freight and Logistics Management in Mekong Countries.” The one-week training program will be held from September 17 to 21, 2018 at Mekong Institute in KhonKaen, Thailand.  

Part of a three-year project on “Green Freight and Logistics Development in Mekong Countries,” the main objectives of the modular training are to i) discuss tools to help logistics service providers (LSPs) to become more competitive and reduce cost of logistics and transport, ii) discuss the potential and benefits, and best practices in green freight and logistics and iii) build capacities of the LSPs to comply with ‘green mark’ certification.

Anchored on participatory processes and action learning, the training will be conducted through a combination of methods – lectures, plenary discussions, case studies, group activities, role play, and simulation. By doing so, the training aims to equip the participants with knowledge and skills toward sustainable practices in the transport and logistics industries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The training is designed for senior- and mid-level officials from the government (including Ministries of Transport, Energy and Environment, Port Authorities); private sector (Logistics Associations, Freight Forwarders Associations, Logistics Operators, Trucking Companies, Shipping Liners, etc.); and universities or logistics training institutes. Full scholarships will be provided to a total of 30 participants – six each from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand (CLMVT).

Applications are now open to interested applicants. Please submit a completed application form and a copy of your passport to Mr. Robby Rosandi, Program Officer at robby@mekonginstitute.org and Mr. Sa-nga Sattanun, Program Manager at sa-nga@mekonginstitute.org. Nominated candidates must attach their letter of nomination along with the abovementioned requirements.

Deadline of application is on September 10, 2018.

For more information about the training, please contact Mr. Sattanun or Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation Department, at dutta@mekonginstitute.org

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