Minister of Transport Aissa Bekkai, on the occasion of his participation in the work of the United Nations Second Conference on Sustainable Transport, held in the Chinese capital, Beijing, stressed Algeria’s desire to strengthen regional economic cooperation to develop the transport sector, according to a press release issued by the same ministry.
During his speech on the occasion of the holding of this important global event, Bekkai explained that Algeria’s desire to enhance regional economic cooperation for the development of the transport sector is manifested through its contribution to the implementation of regional programs and plans, such as the Infrastructure Development Program in the African Continent “PIDA” as well as the regional plan for transport “PART” for the Mediterranean region, as well as its membership in regional organizations related to the transport sector and its participation in events organized by it.
In the same context, the minister revealed that Algeria has not only made efforts to organize and activate the transport sector, but has also adopted, under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a comprehensive national strategy that allows achieving regional preparation, developing all types of land, sea and air transport, developing logistics and upgrading the level of services by modernizing them.
Finally, Bekkai expressed Algeria’s hopes to develop the prospects of partnership in the field of sustainable transport and to promote consultation in order to find effective ways and mechanisms for financing and accompanying projects aimed at improving safety, achieving traffic liquidity and reducing as much as possible from land, air and marine environmental pollution.
In the same context, he stressed Algeria’s readiness to work effectively in order to implement the sustainable transport policy.