- Category: BIMP-EAGA Milestones
IMPLEMENTATION BLUEPRINT 2012 – 2016
At the 15th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting held 1 October 2010 at Kuching, Sarawak, the countries decided to streamline the strategic thrusts of the program into three pillars in order to focus and further consolidate various sectoral initiatives. Taking into account the recommendations of the ASEAN Midterm Review (MTR), as well as recent directives from the Summit meetings, it was decided that the BIMP-EAGA program would be structured around three strategic pillars, namely: (i) Enhanced Connectivity; (ii) Food Basket Strategy; and (iii) Tourism Development (Figure 2). At the 20th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting, held at Cagayan de Oro, Philippines on 20-21 October 2011, a fourth strategic pillar on Environment was added, consistent with the Roadmap’s thrust on natural resources management, and to highlight the urgency of addressing the new environmental challenges in the region. The IB is thus anchored on the four strategic pillars that will guide cooperation over the five-year period 2012-2016.