Vietnam to host green transport event

Update: 10:04 | 01/02/2019

Vietnam will host the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12) this year, said the Ministry of Transport.

The event will be co-held by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).

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Vietnam will host the 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia (EST 12) this year, said the Ministry of Transport.

This is an annual event that promotes the exchange of professional experience and awareness of member countries on environmentally sustainable transport.

At the meeting to prepare for EST 12 held in Hanoi, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho affirmed that Vietnam in general and the Ministry of Transport, in particular, was determined to implement the commitments that Vietnam has participated in to protect the environment for sustainable transportation development.

"Vietnam was determined to successfully organize the EST 12 to reach high consensus among its members aiming at the development of smart transportation and low carbon in urban transport," said Tho.

At EST 12, the theme will be “Building Smart Cities Through Smart and Low Carbon – Transport Networks.”

The forum will be a venue to provide policies, technologies and knowledge to participating countries and cities to develop smart transportation systems and achieve a low carbon emission.

The main content of the forum include: updating the implementation of the 2030 agenda and sustainable development goals (SDGs), which emphasises the objectives related to transport; approving the action programmes for the following years; discussing options for environmentally sustainable transportation policies, institutional measures, technical interventions and financial mechanisms; and exchanging and promoting sustainable transportation cooperation among partner countries.

The forum is scheduled later this year with about 500 participants including countries’ officials and leaders, UN experts, and representatives of international organisations and research institutes.

 

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Source: VNS/VNA

 
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