National and Regional Policy Bureau

MLIT held the 3rd Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) meeting

On February 3 (Wed) 2021, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) held the 3rd Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) meeting online, jointly with UN Habitat. More than 250 participants from over 40 countries joined this meeting and strengthen the SPP partnership.

  • In the meeting, panelists from SPP counrties and international organizationsexchanged ideas about the role of spatial planning after COVID-19 crisis and shared the progression of spatial plans as well as the challenges they face.
  • Through the discussion, participants understood the crucial role of spatial planning to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA).
  • Under a new initiative, MLIT held public-private session, which Japanese infrastructure companies demonstrate how they can contribute spatial issue with the use of their technologies and financial strategies to SPP countries.
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*The Spatial Planning Platform (SPP) was established by the government of Japan and the UN Habitat in 2018 as a platform, enabling a variety of stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge relating to the formulation and implementation of improved spatial plans. This platform also aims to create a network of stakeholders and to support the formulation and implementation of more effective spatial plans.


Mr. Jun Nakahara, Director-General, National Spatial Planning and Regional Policy Bureau, MLIT, Japan

Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Habitat

Dr. Pen Sophal, Secretary of State, Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Cambodia