One Day Workshop on EWEC Freight and Logistic Energy Efficiency

Date: 7 October 2011 - 7 December 2011

Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand




Fuel costs make up between 40 – 60% of overall operating costs for transport companies in Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam, and are one of the main factors defining high logistics costs in these countries. Additionally, the use of fossil fuels like diesel and petrol have negative environmental impacts in terms of air pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions. In order to address these, the GMS Environment Operations Centre (EOC) is developing pilot projects on fuel efficiency for the road freight sector. Reducing the amount of fuel used by the road freight sector helps reduce the cost of logistics and increases the competitiveness of the sector. It also reduces the environmental impact of freight activities.


In order to understand the nature and structure of freight transport providers along the EWEC and to understand their attitude to fuel efficiency measures, EOC, in collaboration with Mekong Institute, has recently conducted a survey of freight operators along the EWEC. The study included 9 provinces, namely Savannakhet province in Laos; Tak, Phitsanulok, Khon Kaen, Kalasin and Mukdahan provinces in Thailand and Da Nang, Heu and Quang Tri provinces in Vietnam. The purpose of the survey was to collect information about the business situation and fuel costs of road freight businesses operating along the East-West Economic Corridor in Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.


In order to validate the findings of the survey, a one day consultative workshop was organized at Khon Kaen on the 7th of October 2011. The consultative workshop also aimed to develop specific recommendations for interventions to help businesses operating in road freight to reduce their fuel costs by increasing efficiency of fleet and operations.


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For more information, please contact:

Naeeda Crishna

Carbon Footprint Specialist
GMS Environment Operations Center
C/o Asian Development Bank
23/F The Offices at Central World,
999/9 Rama I Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
Tel: 66 2 207 4423
Fax: 66 2 207 4400