Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, has announced an investment of $300,000 to the International Transport Forum (ITF) under the Clean Transportation System – Research and Development program (CTS R&D). The funding will help support the important research work of the ITF with respect to the rebuilding of Ukraine’s transportation infrastructure and supply chains to make them greener, more sustainable and better connected.
This 18-month research project will assess the state of Ukraine’s freight transport sector and guide the identification of significant challenges in transitioning towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly freight transport system for post-war Ukraine. It will also develop sustainable transport pathways based on a comprehensive analysis of the sector’s current and future scenarios of international trade and the country’s connectivity to global markets.
Reconstructing Ukraine’s transport sector will require unprecedented effort from all, including international partners, to ensure safe, sustainable supply chains and connectivity. The International Transport Forum is well-placed to help set out sustainable transport pathways and supply chains for Ukraine across all transport modes, covering both passenger and freight, urban and non-urban sectors.
“We stand united with our allies in our support for Ukraine and working to end this unprovoked war,” said Minister Alghabra. “We will be there to help the people of Ukraine as they rebuild. Today’s announcement will contribute to Ukraine’s goal of building back better, strengthening its connections to Europe and North America, and securing a sustainable future for its citizens.”
(Dreamstime photo of infrastructure destruction by Russia in UkraIne)