The Department of Land Transport led by its Director General Mr. Sanith Phromwong, and GIZ Thailand led by Mr. Stefan Helming, Country Director of Thailand and Malaysia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 August 2016 on “Collaboration in Promoting the Development of Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region”. The signing was held at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok. This cooperation aims to improve the truck freight transport system through promoting the development of sustainable freight transport and logistics in the Mekong region, with funding by the European Union. It will enable the truck freight transport system to develop quality transport operators with required standards and regulations, as well as the implementation of related policies in this sector. As a consequence, it will enhance business capacities and increase competitiveness of transport operators in readiness for trade liberalisations in the transportation sector. Department of Land Transport and GIZ Thailand Sign MoU on Collaboration in Promoting the Development of Sustainable Freight Transport and Logistics in the Mekong Region. GIZ has committed to enhancing the implementation of fuel efficiency measures for transport operators, to supporting experts or specialists in reviewing and improving the regulations on the transport of dangerous goods and their translation into practice, as well as to enhancing the regulatory system of the Government for the transport of dangerous goods and supporting the development of the Department of Land Transport action plan on sustainable freight transport. GIZ will also promote and support exchanges of knowledge and experience on Thailand’s service quality standard for truck operation or Q Mark among the countries in the Mekong region, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.