Mr. Fahnwen being certificated at the end of the training program.
Mr. Fahnwen being certificated at the end of the training program.
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Monrovia, Thursday, September 14, 2017: The Technical Focal Point to the Minister of Transport, Mr. Fahnwen D. Jepekei, has returned to Liberia from Thailand following a successful two-week training program sponsored by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and conducted by the Mekong Institute in Khon kean, Thailand.

The training which is aimed at addressing the importance of Green practices in the logistics sector by enhancing knowledge and skills on logistics operations and services of agencies involved in the transport and logistics sectors was held from 21 August to 1 September 2017 in Khon Kean, Republic of Thailand.

Briefing newsmen on his arrival, Mr. Jepekei expressed happiness for the knowledge acquired which he said has further sharpened his professional skills. He said he was privileged to have met the Vice President of Asian Foundation, Senior Program Officer and other members of the Foreign Ministry of South Korea, all of whom expressed their institution and country’s desires to assist one way or the other in supporting developmental projects to be identified by the Ministry of Transport in promoting green freight and logistics development.

Mr. Jekepei further intimated that during one of the field trips during the training program, he held some discussions with Mrs. Vannee Netsinfhanart, the Executive Director of ID driver Institute, which is the leading Driving School within the Mekong Region that includes six countries, Cambodia, Pr Chian, Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, who collectively expressed interest in investment related activities in Liberia.

Concluding, Mr. Jepekei said as the representative of the MoT, R. L. representing Africa, Cuba and Panama, at the forum and because of his spectacular performance during the deliberations, he was given the best presenter award during the first week of the training and unanimously selected as spokesperson at the closing program. He said a lot was learned from the training sessions which need to be taken into consideration in meeting international standards and best practices within our transport and logistics sectors. He further added that in agreement with Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and Mekong Institute (MI), a six months action plans to promote green freight and logistics development activities is underway starting September 2017 to 28 February 2018 to carry out the following:

1.    Discuss the importance of adopting international policies on the road map for accession and                    implementaion of the transport of dangerous goods by road with all concerned stakeholders

2.   Engage regional and international organizations concerning procedures implementation of      re              regulations concerning the carriage of dangerous goods roads.

3.    Align and enhance existing laws or regulation concerning green freight and logistics development            within  the Ministry of Transport.  

       He expressed sincere appreciation to the Honorable Minister of Transport of the Republic of Liberia         for the opportunity afforded him.