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Connectivity Pillar

Connectivity Pillar
Roads connect more remote areas to commercial hubs

Enhancing connectivity will make it easier and faster to travel within and outside BIMP-EAGA, improve the flow of goods and services, create a conducive business climate, and raise the quality of life of local communities. 

The Connectivity Pillar comprises four sectors: transport, trade and investment facilitation, power and energy infrastructure, and information and communication technology (ICT). 

Sector Strategy under Vision 2025 Output Outcome
Transport Increase multimodal (air, land and sea) transport connectivity within and between the priority economic corridors.

Improve transport facilitation.

Improve infrastructure and facilities at priority ports and land routes.

Prioritize connectivity requirements of tourism, trade and investment, and agribusiness and improve synergies at the project level.
Increased movement of goods and people in the subregion via:
  • 5 new intra-EAGA air routes
  • 2 new ferry (including roll-on, roll-off) service within the subregion
  • Roads built or upgraded
  • 12 airports upgraded
The subregion is interconnected by a seamless and safe multimodal transport network.
Trade and Investment Facilitation Streamline rules, regulations and procedures to facilitate cross-border trade. Identify and promote investment opportunities within supply/value chains along priority economic corridors.

Increase participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in corridor supply/value chains.

Improve joint promotion initiatives of the public and private sectors.
Improve turnaround time especially for low-risk goods at the border

200 SMEs participating in supply/value chains by 2025

At least 2 EAGA trade and investment promotion activities per year

At least 4 new (or expansion of) business ventures/projects
Sustained and competitive cross-border trading within the subregion and with the rest of the world.

Investment-friendly business environment in the subregion.
Power and Energy Infrastructure Develop approaches to intensify involvement of local governments, power utilities, and the private sector.

Provide a conducive environment to encourage energy-related investments by the national government.

Enhance cooperation and strengthen implementation of renewable energy development and improve energy access in rural areas.
7 interconnection or within-country connection projects initiated or implemented

Assessment of renewable energy resources, training on biomass energy development, and promotion of distributed generation system

Initiatives on improving rural electrification

Subregional energy efficiency and conservation through the Green City Initiatives program.
Resilient energy sector and improved energy security.

Provide electricity to all households in rural areas by 2025.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Develop and update hard and soft infrastructure.

Promote e-commerce at subregional level.

Develop human resources.

Develop ICT enterprises, products, and services
100% of BIMP-EAGA population with information access

The number of competent ICT professionals doubled by 2025 (2016 baseline)

A smart community established in each area in BIMP-EAGA
A single ICT-enabled community with high-quality infrastructure, improved access to information, competent workers, and innovative technologies.