Development of sustainable transportation highlighted

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has reiterated China’s willingness to promote global transportation cooperation and share the achievements of sustainable transportation development with the world.
Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter sent to the Global Sustainable Transport Forum, which kicked off on Monday in Beijing.
With the theme of “Sustainable Transport: Working Together to Promote Global Development”, the two-day event is being hosted by the Ministry of Transport, and was organized by the ministry’s Global Sustainable Transport Innovation and Knowledge Center.
In the message, Xi said that building a safe, convenient, efficient, green, economical, inclusive and resilient sustainable transportation system is an important step in supporting the high-quality development of the economy and society.
It is also important in ensuring the easier movement of people and the smoother flow of goods, Xi added.
China is accelerating building up its strength in transportation and will continue to promote global cooperation, providing new opportunities for the world with its own development, he said.
He underlined that China is willing to work with countries across the world under the principles of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits to better deliver the benefits of sustainable transportation to people all over the world.
Xi vowed contributions to the implementation of the Global Development Initiative, the realization of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.
The forum has brought together about 1,000 professionals from China and abroad to discuss the plans for sustainable transportation development. A global sustainable transportation innovation alliance will be initiated during the forum.
Meanwhile, the 15th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment is being held from Monday to Wednesday, showcasing the latest advancements in transportation technology.
Vice-Premier He Lifeng highlighted the pivotal role of transportation in economic and social development while addressing the forum’s opening ceremony. –The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item