Ashgabat convened an international forum on the occasion of World Sustainable Transport Day26.11.2023 | 11:38 |
Today, November 26, marks the first ever World Sustainable Transport Day. As the initiator of the establishment of this Day by the United Nations, Turkmenistan convened an international scientific and practical conference “Sustainable Transport - Contribution to Sustainable Development”.
The forum is attended by leaders of the transport industry of Turkmenistan, representatives of international organizations, including the UN, the Organization for Cooperation between Railways, the International Automobile Union, the Economic Cooperation Organization, the International Air Transport Association, etc.
The forum's agenda includes a discussion of the regional and global transport agenda, the role of transport as a factor in economic development, which also contributes to social and environmental sustainability. This meeting takes place on the eve of the UN World Climate Summit in Dubai, and special attention at the conference is paid to the connection between transport and climate change, decarbonization of the transport sector and international cooperation in this area.
Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Mammetkhan Chakyev, spoke at the opening of the forum. He gave a brief description of the state of the country's transport system in the context of connecting to regional corridors and global networks, and also touched upon issues of electrification, tariff policy, security and the introduction of new technologies.
Among the speakers at the conference were also the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko, heads of the Turkmendemiryolary and Turkmenavtouglary agencies - Azat Atamyradov and Guvanchmypat Akmammedov. The forum was joined via video link by Chairman of the Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) Miroslav Antonovich, Secretary General of the International Automobile Union (IRU) Umberto de Pretto, Chairman of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) -Khosrav Noziri, Deputy Director for Infrastructure of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dmitry Kosolapov.