Ashgabat preparing for UN conference
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 16
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
A two-day media forum kicked off in Ashgabat September 16.
The media forum is dedicated to the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference, which, according to the UN resolution, will be held in Ashgabat on November 26-27, 2016.
The forum has brought together the representatives of ten international organizations and more than 65 media outlets from almost 30 countries, the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a message.
According to the message, the representatives of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OCJD) delivered reports during the first sessions of the forum.
The upcoming Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held in accordance with the UN resolution “Toward comprehensive cooperation among all modes of transport for promoting sustainable multimodal transit corridors” adopted at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in December 2015, the message said.
According to the message, the agenda will include a wide range of topical issues.
Among those issues are sustainable transport and environmental change, energy and transport, urban transport system, the investment in the transport sector and its financing, international cooperation in the transport sector and its legal basis, the development of multimodal transport corridors and their infrastructure, traffic safety, the message said.
Ashgabat is involved in several large-scale projects. Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railways, road and rail bridges over the Amu Darya river, airports, motorways, the Turkmenbashi international sea port are designed to be important components of the international network of transport communications in the region.