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08 November 2019

Vietnam strengthens pledge to sustainable transport

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has announced plans to bolster its activities to improve sustainable transport.

The news came at the Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum, an annual event which aims to boost Asian countries’ awareness of environmental protection in the transport sector as well as building more sustainable urban areas and communities.

Deputy minister of transport Lê Anh Tuấn told Vietnamnews: “The ministry will be proactive in working with other countries in the region and the world to exchange experience, improve capacity and technology transfer on the deployment of smart transport systems and low carbon emissions in cities, fulfilling the contents set by the Hà Nội Declaration.”

The Hà Nội Declaration’s members aim to promote environmentally sustainable transport to support the development of smart cities.

Tuấn urged participants to continue their efforts to promote cooperation, technology transfer and mobilise resources.

In an earlier discussion, Tuấn explored the relationship between the development of ITS, low carbon activities and the role of sustainable transport in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Good experiences from other countries and new initiatives about smart transport, low carbon technology in transportation were exchanged at the forum to enable countries to study and apply to achieve comprehensive and sustainable urban development,” he added.