"Sustainable development is very important to ensure a better world for all of us and our future generations," Minister Sumadi noted in a statement here on Saturday.
The minister made the statement while delivering his speech at the 2nd Global Sustainable Transportation Conference organized online by the United Nations (UN) on Friday.
The transportation sector plays an important role in realizing sustainable development, mainly in providing access for the community and playing a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, he noted.
During the ongoing pandemic, all countries must make efforts to facilitate economic recovery by incorporating sustainable aspects into the economic recovery agenda, he noted.
"Indonesia supports the initiative to build back better for sustainable development, especially in the transportation sector," the minister remarked.
Furthermore, Indonesia continues to conduct the construction of several transportation infrastructures and improve mass transportation services by developing MRT, LRT, high-speed trains, and green ports, among others, he noted.
“Development is conducted to provide wider access and connectivity, not only in urban areas but also in remote areas. The government also ensures the involvement of local communities in development projects and provides employment that will contribute to growth and recovery of the national economy,” he stated.
Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng and United Nations Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin were other attendees at the 2nd Global Sustainable Transport Conference. (INE)
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