Published on : Saturday, June 24, 2017
UIC, the worldwide professional association representing the railway sector and promoting rail transport had their 23rd Meeting of the UIC Regional Assembly for Asia-Pacific (APRA) in Beijing on 21 June 2017. This meeting was dedicated to discussing regional issues in the Asia-Pacific region, and was composed of 40 members, attended by 20 member representatives.
Mr. BELOZEOV Oleg, Chairman of RZD and new Chairman of the APRA, Chairman of Russian Railways RZD, greeted Members of the Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly and opened the Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly. Mr. BELOZEROV finally invited UIC Director General Mr. Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX for a brief welcoming comment and update APRA members on the relevant activities of UIC Headquarters.
During this meeting, three strategic pillars were also especially highlighted: Productivity, Professionalism and Promotion.
Building new rail connections between East and West and meeting challenges of decreasing delivery time between countries were also discussed. In addition, 47 project proposals for 2018 were presented to the Assembly.
Participants also took note of future workshops and meetings scheduled in the framework of the UIC Asia-Pacific Region.
After the success of the conference on Asset Management on Brisbane, a workshop on Telecom, Sydney, Australia, 30 April-4 May 2018, was also proposed.