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Transport and Communication Decade for Asia and the Pacific, 1985 - 1994

Transport and Communication Decade for Asia and the Pacific, 1985 - 1994

Date of Issue: 1987-10-26
Denominations: 15 cents, 20 cents, 40 cents, and $1.00
Stamp Size: 28 mm x 38 mm
Paper: SPM Watermarked, phosphor coated
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Security Printers (M) Sdn. Bhd. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Sheet Composition: 100 stamps
Designer: Mark Design, Petaling Jaya

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The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), through its subsidiary body, the Committee on Shipping, Transport and Communication, has been assisting members and associate members of ESCAP since its inception to promote the development of transport and communications.

However, in 1982, there was a general consensus among developing member countries of the region on the need to find ways and means to accelerate the development of the transport and communication sector in order to keep pace with the expansion of the economy as a whole.
Problems and shortcomings facing the transport and communication section of the region and the solutions were identified and long and short-term objectives for improving this sector were formulated. A strategy and action program was drawn up for implementation at the national subregional, regional, interregional and interagency levels.

Following a recommendation from the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly of ESCAP proclaimed a Transport and Communication Decade for Asia and the Pacific for the period 1985 – 1994 in its resolution 39/227 of 18 December 1984. The Transport and Communication Decade was officially launched on 26th January 1985 by the meeting of Ministers responsible for Transport and Communication held at Bangkok, January 1985 after the Eighth Session of the countries on Shipping, Transport and Communication.

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