Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said that effective transportation planning is an important issue that combines short-term requirements within the framework of a long-term perspective. Alar These plans must be discussed and developed together with an effective planning model for the whole world.
Arslan spoke at a panel on global connectivity with transport ministers at the International Transport Form (ITF) 2017 Annual Summit in Leipzig, Germany.
Minister Arslan stated that effective planning is essential for the establishment of the common goal of sustainable transportation systems.
Emphasizing that effective transportation planning is an important issue that combines short-term requirements within the framework of a long-term perspective, Arslan said, “These plans have to be dealt with by discussing and developing an effective planning model for the whole world. Because we do not have the luxury of wasting our resources either nationally or internationally. ”
“Transport planning should be considered as a whole”
Stating that social, environmental and economic development should be handled as a whole while making transportation planning, Arslan said:
Olarak As ministers who have a say in the world transportation system, I think we should be inclusive in every aspect. Although difficult, we should consider social, environmental and economic development as a whole when making our transportation plans. In this sense, we should establish common international and regional policy standards that promote multimodal and environmentally friendly transportation systems, support technological developments and new generation practices, ensure fair competition conditions, and prioritize safety and security in transportation. ”
Minister Arslan, for the establishment of these standards, regional and international sharing of good practices, uninterrupted access to the areas of cooperation and the continuation of the connection for the continuation of the expansion of good technologies and national and international data sharing is important, he noted.
“There are different structures in the field of transportation from country to country”
Arslan expressed that there are different structures in the field of transportation from country to country and continued as follows:
“In fact, even the name of the ministry responsible for transportation differs considerably in each country and the scope and scope of the institutions are changing.
Therefore, the relationship between the ministry responsible for transportation within one country and other ministries also differs in this context. Consequently, there may be political differences in the integration of transnational transport policies. However, what is certain in every country is the difficulty in coordinating the relations of each transport minister with local governments. ”
“Civil society organizations play an important role”
Arslan stated that a new understanding and a new modeling is needed for effective international governance in the field of transportation in the world and that an important role has been played by non-governmental organizations in this interface.
Minister Arslan also added that it is of utmost importance that all other areas interacting with the transport sector in local and regional terms should be handled together and the boundaries of responsibility and authority sharing between the relevant authorities and functional and efficient transportation policies are formed.