English | دری

Afghanistan participates in Global Sustainable Transport Conference

in Afghan Business

Afghanistan participates in Global Sustainable Transport Conference

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presented Afghanistan in the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.

Held on November 26-27, the first ever  global conference on sustainable transport brings together key stakeholders from Governments, UN system and other international organizations, the private sector, and civil society to engage in a dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport and its multiple roles in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. All modes of transport-road, rail, aviation, ferry and marirtime–is addressed.

Addressing the Conference, President Ghani said Afghanistan had the potential for regional connectivity and sustainable transport development.

He emphasized on the need for developing transport infrastructure in developing economies and said integrated economies should embrace sustainable transport.

He said Afghanistan, owed to its strategic location in the region, offered opportunities for cooperation and initiatives in various fields.

The Global Sustainable Transport Conference builds on the intergovernmental discussions on sustainable transport. The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in 2012, stresses that transportation and mobility are central to sustainable development. It recognizes the need to promote an integrated approach to policymaking at the national, regional and local levels for transport services and systems to advance sustainable development.

Transport drives development – enabling trade, tourism, and economic growth and allowing people to access jobs, services, education and the interactions that help create fulfilled lives. Sustainable transport, by extension, drives sustainable development, advancing the people-centered goals at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while protecting and preserving the planet and its resources for generations to come.



Related Articles

Over 30% increase in Kandahar’s customs revenue

Kandahar’s customs department has collected nearly one and a half billion Afghanis in revenue over the past five months, indicating

Internet prices reduced by 3-fold in Afghanistan

With the expansion of fiber optic internet services in the country, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced a

80% decline in Afghan carpet exports

According to Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI), carpet exports have declined by 80% in the past six years.

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*