Conferences on Sustainable Mobility and Circular Economy start Thursday in Nicosia

The 6th Sustainable Mobility and Intelligent Transport conference and a conference on the Challenges for the Islands in the era of Circular Economy start on Thursday in Nicosia, in the presence of 350 attendants from Cyprus and abroad, with Transport Minister Vassiliki Anastassiadou noting their relevance to people’s daily lives.

Speaking to CNA, Anastassiadou said that both conferences will deal with a series of issues, such as reducing car dependence, boosting economic developments through sustainable mobility and building better and smarter cities, while promoting recycling even in the most remote areas and in the islands.

These issues are directly linked to peoples’ everyday lives, both in Cyprus and abroad, the Minister noted.

Referring to the areas that are linked to her portfolio, Anastassiadou said that her Ministry promotes many of the issues that are going to be addressed at the conference, such as the development and implementation of sustainable urban mobility plans.

She also said that various projects are forthcoming, and citizens will see their quality of life actually improving. As an example, the Minister of Transport referred to the introduction of telematics in buses, which she said will make public transport more attractive for commuters.

Both conferences, to be held on March 28 and 29 at the Filoxenia Conference Center, in Nicosia, are organised by the Ministry of Transport’s Sustainable Mobility Sector, under the aegis of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment and for Mobility and Transport.

Apart from Anastassiadou, Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides, Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis, Greece’s Minister of Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis, European Commission Chief Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas and the Mayor of Nicosia Constantinos Yiorkadjis are also expected to address the conference.

Source: Cyprus News Agency