ITF's work for sustainable infrastructure in Asia gathers pace
The "Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Asia – Transport" (SIPA-T) supports the sustainable development of transport infrastructure to better connect Central and Southeast Asia with global markets and improve citizens' access to services and opportunities with green modes. It produces an assessment of regional transport infrastructure investments and works with Mongolia, Uzbekistan and the Philippines on national-level decarbonising transport roadmaps.
As part of the project, ITF experts visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in February on a fact-finding mission to meet with stakeholders and explore data collection. The team met with experts from Tashkent's public transport system as the project will include a public transport improvement plan and an urban transport model for Tashkent to be presented by the end of this year.
In March, the ITF visited Mongolia on a "Decarbonising Pathways for Urban Passenger Transport in Ulaanbaatar" fact-finding mission as part of SIPA-T. The project focuses on decarbonising urban passenger transport in the capital Ulaanbaatar and will include work with local authorities and UNDP Mongolia. This mission also served as the first ITF visit to Mongolia since the country became an ITF member in July 2020.
Insights from the Mongolia mission feed into public transport policy recommendations and an urban transport model for Ulaanbaatar, to be delivered by the end of this year.