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1 st Expert Group Meeting on Developing Euro-Asian Transport Linkages 9-11 March 2004, Alamaty Kazakhstan Study Outline and Terms of Reference. Barry Cable Director Transport and Tourism Division. Part I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY.

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1st Expert Group Meeting on Developing Euro-Asian Transport Linkages

9-11 March 2004, Alamaty Kazakhstan

Study Outline and

Terms of Reference

Barry CableDirectorTransport and Tourism Division


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Part I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY

  • Vision of Euro-Asian Transport Corridors, including map:

    • Transsiberian:

    • TRACECA:

    • Southern route:

    • North-South:

  • Overview and objectives of this study


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PART II: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND INITIATIVES LINKING ASIA AND EUROPE

  • 2.1 International Transport Networks supported by the United Nations System

    • E-roads network (AGR)

      • E-rail network: (AGC)

      • E-Combined Transport network: (AGTC)

      • European inland Waterways: (AGN)

      • UNESCAP Asian Highway (AH)

      • UNESCAP Trans Asian Railway (TAR)

      • UNECE Trans-European Motorway (TEM) Network

      • UNECE Trans-European Railway (TER) Network


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PART II: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND INITIATIVES LINKING ASIA AND EUROPE

  • 2.2 International Transport Networks supported by other international bodies

    • TEN-T: European Union, Trans-European Transport Networks

    • Pan-European Transport Corridors and Areas (PETC) and (PETrAs) – (Black Sea PETRA)

    • European Commission, Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment (TINA)

    • European Union, Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)


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PART II: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND INITIATIVES LINKING ASIA AND EUROPE

  • 2.3 Other Related Transport Initiatives

    • UNDP Silk Road Area Development Project (SRADP)

    • World Bank

    • European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    • Black sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

    • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)

    • Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA)

    • International Union of Railways (UIC)

    • Organisation for Railway Cooperation (OSJD)

    • International Road Transport Union (IRU)

    • Coordinating Transport Meeting of CIS countries

    • Others


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PART II: REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND INITIATIVES LINKING ASIA AND EUROPE

  • 2.4 Country Reports

    • Afghanistan

      • Overview of national transport systems and problem areas in the context of the Euro-Asian transport linkages

        • Road transport

        • Rail Transport (where applicable)

        • Sea Ports and Inland waterways Ports (where applicable)

        • Freight terminals and other intermodal transport infrastructure

        • International border crossing points (road and rail)

        • Ongoing and planned transport infrastructure projects of international importance and related investment costs


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PART III: CONSOLIDATED EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT LINKAGES (EATL) INITIATIVES LINKING ASIA AND EUROPE

  • 3.1 Description of Euro-Asian Transport Linkages

  • 3.2 Presentation of Euro-Asian Transport Linkages maps

    • Note: Ports, freight terminals and other intermodal transport infrastructures located along the above-mentioned corridors or serving these corridors, are considered as integral part of the Euro-Asian transport linkages.


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PART IV: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT LINKAGES: MAJOR ISSUES

  • Euro-Asian Transport Linkages: Who will use them, who will benefit?

    • Current traffic moving on the Euro-Asian Transport Linkages

    • Status of sea transport between Asia and Europe and viability of land routes as an alternative to sea transport

    • Perspectives of Landlocked Developing Countries along the Euro-Asian Transport Linkages


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PART IV: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT LINKAGES: MAJOR ISSUES

  • 4.2 Financial perspectives for the construction of cross-country linkages

    • National investment plans in an international context

    • Subregional / regional approaches of IFIs

    • Public-private partnership (PPP) schemes

    • Guidance for project appraisal


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PART IV: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT LINKAGES: MAJOR ISSUES

  • 4.3 Technical and operational aspects of future EATL development

    • Technical and operational standards

    • Intermodal aspects

    • Environmental and safety issues, especially with regard to international freight movements


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PART IV: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT LINKAGES: MAJOR ISSUES

  • 4.4 Border crossing and transport facilitation issues

    • Border crossing procedures and the relevance of international conventions

    • Transit tariffs and fees

    • Institutional mechanisms on international transport issues


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PART V: EURO-ASIAN TRANSPORT PRIORITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

  • Ongoing and planned priority Euro-Asian transport infrastructure projects

  • New proposed priority Euro-Asian transport infrastructure projects


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PART VI: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PROJECTS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

  • CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Annexes

    • Annex I. Summary list of international UNECE and UNESCAP legal instruments in the field of transport

    • Annex II. Summary list of EU legislation for transport infrastructure


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(Draft) TABLE 1 : ROAD TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

  • Technical characteristics (for the year 2000)

    • Length (km)

    • Number of carriage ways

    • Number of lanes, Lane width(m)

    • Shoulder width(m)

    • Max. load per axle, Design speed km/h

    • Annual/average Daily Traffic

    • Percentage of freight traffic

    • Road charges

    • Current Bottlenecks and Missing links

    • Alternative links proposed


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(Draft) TABLE 2 : RAIL TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

  • Technical characteristics (For the year 2000)

    • Length(km)

    • Loading gauge

    • Distance between track centres

    • Design speedkm/h

    • Authorized mass per axle, Maximum load per axle

    • Max. gradient, Min. radius curve

    • Max. allowed speed km/h

    • Min. platform length in main station

    • Siding length, Levelcrossings,

    • Electric or mechanical signalling

    • Average Daily Train Traffic

    • Current Bottlenecks and Missing Links

    • Alternative links proposed


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(Draft) TABLE 3: INLAND WATERWAYS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE (For the year 2000)

  • Length in km

  • Max. admissible LNWL

  • Min. height under Bridges under HNWL

  • Locks

  • Permitted operational speed

  • Low/High Navigable Water Level

  • Yearly Vessel Traffic

  • Current Bottlenecks and Missing Links

  • Alternative links proposed


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(Draft) TABLE 4 : SEA AND INLAND PORTS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE (For year 2000)

  • Kind of port (passenger-cargo-mixed)

  • Maximum draft of vessels served in m

  • Ships berths available in m

  • Types of ships handled

    • Dry cargo-bulk-container-Ro/Ro Passenger)

  • Existing handling facilities

    • (cranes-gantries-mobile-forklifts-20’/40’ containers) container handling capacity TEU/Day

    • Open and covered storage space in m2

  • Availability of rail/road transhipment facilities

  • Working hours/days

  • Available services(pilotage-towage-bunkering)

  • Traffic flows served annually (separate for TEU)

  • Current difficulties and plans for improvement


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(Draft) TABLE 5: INLAND CONTAINER DEPOTS, FREIGHT TERMINALS AND FREIGHT VILLAGES/LOGISTIC CENTRES OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE

  • Transport modes served

  • Existing handling facilities

  • Container handling capacity TEUs

  • Open storage space in m2

  • Covered storage space in m2

  • Working hours/days

  • Customs & other services available

  • Traffic flow served on an annual basis (separate for TEUs)

  • Associated charges

  • Current difficulties and plans for improvement


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Draft ) TABLE 6: INTERNATIONAL BORDER CROSSING POINTS: ROAD (For year 2000)

  • Opening days/hours

  • Authorities present

  • Traffic dealt with(passenger only-freight only-all traffic)

  • Number of lanes for trucks

  • Waiting/clearance time (Private cars, Trucks, Coaches)

  • Annual traffic moving through (tonnes and TEUs, import/export/transit)

  • Current physical or non-physical impediments to smooth border crossing


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(Draft ) TABLE 7: INTERNATIONAL BORDER CROSSING POINTS: RAIL

  • Opening hours/days

  • Authorities present

  • Traffic dealt with (passenger only-freight only-all traffic)

  • Number of tracks

  • Waiting/clearance time (Passengers, Freight)

  • Annual traffic moving through (tonnes and TEUs, import/export/transit)

  • or non-physical impediments to smooth border crossing



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