At their first interprovincial meeting, the stakeholders of the SMMR project decided to focus the work on the public bus system.
On 24 Sep 2019, the representatives of Can Tan Region came together and defined the scope of the SMMR action plan with the SMMR team. The representatives of Can Tho, An Giang, Kien Giang, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Soc Trang welcomed the project in the Mekong Region. They agreed to form a working group for the SMMR project based on the specific terms of reference for the region.
The representatives of the provinces suggested focusing the project on developing the public transport network in Can Tho Region, drawing on previous work. Public transport was characterised as the most pressing challenge for sustainable mobility in the region. The work will commence with an in-depth audit of the public transport system, with particular focus on the cooperation of operators of the public transport and fixed-route networks and the commissioning authorities. Based on the audit, the provinces will discuss the way forward with the SMMR team.