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UKABC Digital Conversation Series: UK-ASEAN Roundtable – The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025



The vision of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 is to achieve a seamless and comprehensive, connected and integrated ASEAN that will promote competitiveness, inclusiveness, and a greater sense of community.  The plan focuses on five strategic areas namely: sustainable infrastructure, digital innovation, seamless logistics, regulatory excellence and people mobility.

ASEAN has identified 19 infrastructure projects across the region in an Initial Pipeline of rolling projects that covers transport, energy, and information and communication technology. These projects will contribute to improving the movement of people, services, goods and innovations among the ASEAN Member States.

At the inaugural ASEAN-UK Economic Dialogue in August, it was highlighted that the Master Plan provides a significant platform for UK-ASEAN cooperation. Digital innovation and seamless logistics were among the areas identified to work together on to deliver resilient and complex infrastructure projects that boost connectivity in the region.

Areas of discussion

  • What is the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025?
  • How can the UK support the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Member States implement the plan in an inclusive and sustainable manner?
  • How can the changing digital landscape help with the implementation of the plan?

This by-invitation-only roundtable will provide an overview of the masterplan and explore how UK expertise can contribute to its implementation.


Further reading

Joint statement on UK-ASEAN Economic Dialogue. UKABC website

The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. ASEAN Secretariat

ASEAN identifies potential infrastructure projects. ASEAN Secretariat

Vietnam hosts 11th ASEAN Connectivity symposium. Vietnamplus

Vietnam: Solidarity is key to Asean overcoming challenges, maintaining sustainable growth. The Star


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