The Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports, facilitated by ESCAP and entered into force in April 2016, is a fundamental pillar for the development of dry ports in the Asia-Pacific region. Along the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor in East and North-East Asia, dry ports are vital to enhance facilitation and efficient functioning of cross-border logistics and transit transport systems. This is a key element especially for Mongolia being the transit and landlocked developing country in this corridor. A relatively large number of research works have been carried out on the establishment and development of dry ports in Mongolia, including a comprehensive technical assessment study conducted by ESCAP in 2022 on seven identified dry port locations in Mongolia.
During a technical consultation workshop in Ulaanbaatar on October 2022 jointly organized by ESCAP with the Investment Research Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, officials across different government units of Mongolia as well as other stakeholders (logistics group, freight operators) confirmed the need to address the gaps and considered priority areas for technical assistance and capacity building.
The training is jointly organized by Mongolia’s Ministry of Road Transport and Development (through Mongolia Maritime Administration), Mongolia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (through Investment Research Center) and ESCAP (through ESCAP East and North-East Asia Subregional Office).