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and the importance of building relationships with stakeholders.

Mr. Eiichiro Oishi, of the International Transport Policy Office, Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan, emphasised the importance of public awareness as a security measure in an open, easily accessible, high volume, mass passenger transit system.  Mr Oishi provided examples of a variety of awareness raising measures employed in the Japanese mass transit system. These measures are aimed at raising awareness amongst members of the travelling public of the security risk and their role in identifying and reporting suspicious behaviour.

The final presenters for the second day were Mr. Nabor Gaviola and Mr. Samuel Custodio, contracted consultants for the APEC Land ISCAP project.  They gave an overview of the project and briefing on its current status, the work yet to be done, and the importance of soliciting the support and input of the different APEC economies in drafting the protocol for Road and Rail transportation.  

A panel discussion followed and was facilitated by Mr Tony Beard.  The discussion explored a range of issues including the application of ISR, different strategies for raising public awareness and maintaining awareness over time and the use of incremental security measures when the risk level is raised.

Dir. Lucas Cauton, facilitator of the day two theme then summarised the days discussion.  Usec. Cecilio R. Penilla of Office for Transportation Security, closed the conference, acknowledging the efforts of the conference sponsor and organisers in Australia and the Philippines, the attendance and participation of delegates, and the speakers for their contribution. Usec. Penilla stressed the importance of conferences of this kind to enable economies to exchange views, information and ideas.

30th APEC Transportation Working Group Meeting  

Philippines

14-18 April 2008

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