Metin Akbaş, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways, attended the International Union of Railways (UIC) Regional Board Presidents Meeting. Speaking at the meeting held with the video conference method, General Manager Akbaş said that they have taken firm steps to reach the carbon neutral targets specified in the "Railway Climate Responsibility" commitment.
The UIC Regional Board Chairs Meeting was held with the video conference method, where ideas for interregional cooperation were shared in a way to support the recommendations in the UIC White Paper regarding the developments in the development of inter-regional cooperation and the resumption of the works that were interrupted for a short time on the railways after Covid-19. .
TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş, in his speech in which he evaluated the scope of interregional cooperation, predicted that more sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly energies could be used in the future, and that they took firm steps to achieve the carbon neutral targets specified in the "Railway Climate Responsibility" commitment, and within this scope, the members of the region should not miss the train going in this direction. expressed their encouragement.
Also at the meeting, the annual performance of UIC General Manager François Davenne was evaluated by the Regional Board Chairs in terms of the extent to which UIC targets were achieved.
To the UIC Regional Board Chairs Meeting; TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş, UIC General Manager François Davenne, UIC President & PKP (Polish State Railways) CEO Krzysztof Mamıński, UIC Africa Regional Board President Moroccan Railways General Manager Mohamed Rabie Khlie, instead of UIC Asia-Pacific Regional Board President Lu Dongfu Li Wenxin, Vice President of China Railways, Chairman of the UIC Europe Regional Board, Francisco Cardoso Dos Reis, Member of the Board of Portuguese Railways, Chairman of the UIC North America Regional Board Barbara Klein Barr, Director of International Programs, Department of Transportation for the United States, and José Nicanor Villafaňe, President of the Latin America Regional Board.