From left to right:
Mr. Krit Hincheeranun, representative of The Viriyah Insurance Public Company Limited
Mr. Chalat Wongsanguan, representative of SCG Logistics Co.,Ltd
Mr. Sanith Phromwong, Director-General of the Department of Land Transport
Miss Krittayaporn Dabbhadatta, representative of Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand
Mr. Stefan Helming, Country Director of GIZ Thailand and Malaysia
Bangkok, 24 August 2016 – the Department of Land Transport led by Mr. Sanith Phromwong, Director-General and GIZ Thailand led by Mr. Stefan Helming, Country Director of Thailand and Malaysia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Collaboration on Promoting the Development of Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region, at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok.
This cooperation aims to improve the truck freight transport system through promoting the development of sustainable freight transport and logistics in the Mekong region, funded by the European Union. It will enable the truck freight transport system to develop quality transport operators with required standards and regulations, as well as implementation of related policies in this sector. Consequently, it will enhance business capacities and increase competitiveness of transport operators to be ready for trade liberalization in the transportation sector.
GIZ commits to enhance the implementation of fuel efficiency measure for transport operators, to support for experts or specialists in reviewing and improving the regulations on the transport of dangerous goods and their translation into practice as well as enhancing the regulatory system of the Government for the transport of dangerous goods and supporting the development of the Department of Land Transport action plan on sustainable freight transport. GIZ will also promote and support exchanges of knowledge and experience on Thailand’s service quality standard for truck operation or Q Mark among the countries in Mekong region including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Last but not least, GIZ is to organize seminar, conference for truck operators in Greater Mekong Subregion regarding dangerous goods standard, Thailand’s service quality standard for truck operation (Q Mark) and sustainable freight transport.
The two Parties will commit to the implementation for a period of two years and five months effectively on 24 August 2016 and ended on 31 January 2019.
On this day, the Department of Land Transport also signed MoU with Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, SCG Logistics Co.,Ltd and The Viriyah Insurance Public Company Limited on their individual terms. After the signing ceremony, Mr. Kamol Buranapong, Deputy Director-General of Department of Land Transport presented the safety of land transport policies. In the afternoon, Mr. Sanith Phromwong, Director-General of Department of Land Transport gave certificates to truck freight companies whose services have met the standards.