ITS Asia Pacific BOD Meeting

2010.08.18

(Date: 18 August 2010)

ITS Asia Pacific BOD Meeting was held in Kaohsiung, Chinese-Taipei on 26 July 2010 in conjunction with “Asia-Pacific Workshop on ITS/Telematics Development“ hosted by ITS Taiwan. Nine ITS-AP BOD members got together from Australia, Chinese-Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand to have intensive discussions.
The AP-BOD was based on the continuous activities such as the cooperation of the ITS Asia Pacific promoting organizations, introduced on the news released in November, 2009.
(Please refer to http://www.its-jp.org/english/new_topics/279/)

The BOD members of ITS-AP discussed for enhancing the current framework and structure in order to strengthen the ITS AP organizations, and made the consensus for basic scheme of World Congress BOD structure in the AP region. In addition to this, ITS Japan proposed the first draft version of the new AP MOU on behalf of the AP secretariat, which will be signed by the 14 members during in Busan World Congress on ITS in October 2010.

After the ITS-AP BOD meeting, the members were welcomed to “Asia Pacific Workshop on ITS/Telematics Development and The 12thAnniversary of TIS Taiwan” and introduced the current ITS status in the major AP countries.. The host area also introduced the ITS/Telematics activities, and many young audiences gathered from engineering fields and actively joined Q&A.

ITS-AP BOD members also had a chance to make a courtesy visit to Ms. Chu Chen, the Mayor of Kaohsiung on the same day. In the short meeting at the city hall, she promised the further promotion of ITS in Kaohsiung city and requested the strong support for the AP Forum 2011 the city is going to host at in June 2011.

On the next day, the members experienced the technical visit to the Traffic Control Center of Transportation Bureau and the city’s public transportation system such as Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system and Kaohsiung Solar-Powered Sightseeing Boat. The AP Forum 2011 Kaohsiung is going be held on 8-10, June, 2011.

Courtesy Visit to Ms. Chu Chen, the Mayor of Kaohsiung, Chinese-Taipei