Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, 16 August 2022 (WAM) — Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Bin Mohamed Al-Mazrouii said the UAE has an effective contribution to addressing regional and global transport challenges. I said that I have a good ability and a good ability to do.

The UAE’s experience extends beyond its borders as it has contributed to the development of ports in many regional and global countries such as Uzbekistan, Tanzania, Jordan, Oman and Egypt, in addition to significant investments in international trade routes. . Al Mazrouei said in an address to the International Transport Ministerial Conference of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) convened on an initiative of Turkmenistan under the auspices of the United Nations in Turkmenbashi on Monday.

“The UAE seeks to open up new trade routes to enhance the capacity and connectivity of the logistics sector in Central Asia. In the light of constant economic, ecological and social challenges, there is a growing need to develop more sustainable, fast, flexible and efficient transport systems. It is our duty to explore best practices for establishing routes.The UAE will continue to build border crossings through the development of the Etihad Railway, one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects to develop the national economy by 2030. The state is keen to continue developing the country’s ports, contributing more than AED 92 billion to the UAE’s annual Gross National Product (GNP). and contribute to the shipping sector, which is a major proponent of gross domestic product,” the minister said at the meeting. He raised the need for the global transport sector to be a top priority for the future and the need to integrate LLDC into global value chains and markets to increase regional connectivity and transport routes through ph. Develop physical infrastructure and cross-border facilitation systems, as well as measures to mitigate the increasing risks of climate change and damage to transport infrastructure, to overcome challenges and turn them into real opportunities. do.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the UAE ministers spoke to Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov, Director General of the Department of Transport and Communications under the Turkmen Cabinet, Mamethan Chakiyev, Iran’s transport and urban development and a series of separate discussions. held a meeting. Minister Rustam Qassemi and several representatives of participating governments. The meeting discussed ways to further develop bilateral cooperation in the transport sector.

More than 30 state ministers and heads of transport agencies, as well as dozens of delegations from international organizations, financial institutions and professional communities attended the conference.

The Government of Turkmenistan and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) co-hosted the Landlocked Developing Countries Transport Ministerial Conference in accordance with the Vienna Plan of Action. (VPoA).

The conference is part of the preparatory process for the Third United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries to be held in 2024.

Under the theme “Ashgabat Process: Financing for Better Connectivity”, the conference brought together transport ministers from landlocked developing countries to tackle the challenge of speeding up transport infrastructure. More than 46,000 kilometers of railway and he will need to build nearly 200,000 kilometers of paved roads to reach the world average density of rail and paved roads.

Ministers at the meeting called for: enhanced cooperation on capacity building, data utilization, road safety, development of fundable infrastructure projects, and increased use of information and communication technologies in transport and transport systems.

The international community urgently mobilizes investment, technology and capacity building for sustainable transport and uses pandemic recovery funds in favor of developing physical infrastructure for sustainable transport in LLDCs and transit countries. I ask you to

Leverage investment and financing for the LLDC’s transport infrastructure from all available sources, especially development partners, international and regional financial institutions, and the private sector.

Increased investment and partnerships in climate-resilient infrastructure, and improved sustainability and resilience of transport systems in LLDCs and transit countries.

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