UN adopts Turkmenistan-initiated resolution on sustainable transport
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 23
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The resolution “Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” was adopted at the initiative of Turkmenistan at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Turkmenistan TV channel reported Dec. 23.
Reportedly, the country’s president, Gurbanbuly Berdimuhamedov, gave instructions at a government meeting to present proposals, taking this UN resolution as a basis, for the next Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat or in the Avaza national tourism zone on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
The first UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, was held in Ashgabat in 2016. Its agenda included a wide range of issues.
Ashgabat is involved in a number of large-scale transport projects. Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railways, automobile and railway bridges across the Amudarya River, airports, highways, international sea port of Turkmenbashi are the important links in the international network of transport communications in the region.