Within the framework for the implementation of the BDT’s Doha Action
Plan (DAP) specifically Programme 4, “Economics and Finance,
including costs and tariffs”, and in coordination with ITU-T Study
Group 3, the Regional Seminar on Costs and Tariffs and the regional
meeting of the Study Group 3 Regional Group for Asia and Oceania
(SG3RG-AO) were held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 4 to 6 March 2009. The
seminar and meeting were organized in conjunction with the Ministry
of Information and Communication of Viet Nam. Sixty delegates from
ten countries participated.
The objective of this Seminar was to provide Member States and
Sector Members with the opportunity to present and discuss matters
on economics and finance for Asia and Oceania region.
Discussion sessions were conducted to promote dialogue and
exchange experiences among participants.
The agenda comprised subjects requested during the TAS Group seminar
held in Brisbane, Australia in July 2008 as well as responding to
requests from countries in the region. Discussions focussed on BDT
activities specifically Programme 4 on the basis of regional
This seminar contributed to the work of the SG3RG-AO especially on
the subjects of cost modelling and cybersecurity issues, as
requested by the region.