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 PAKSTRAN participates in Islamabad Bicycle Mega Ride for the promotion of eco-friendly and sustainable  transport in Pakistan

 

Islamabad, December 01, 2013

The Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) participated in a bicycle rally organized by Shehersaaz and Critical Mass Islamabad (CMI) to celebrate Transport Day. This event was executed in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) at the Fatima-Jinnah Park. The event brought together Civil Society Organizations and other private institutions working towards the goal of alleviating the impact of climate change. The event was attended by fitness enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life that cycled from the Mehran Gate to F-8 and made it back smoothly within an hour.

The Chief Guest of the event Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi (Member Environment – Capital Development Authority, Islamabad) expressed his support for the PAKSTRAN project and was also optimistic about meeting the objective of providing a dedicated lane on the roads of Islamabad to cyclists and pedestrians.

Other speakers at the event included Ms. Almas Saleem (National Coordinator - Shehersaaz), Mr. Saadullah Ayaz (Component Manager – PAKSTRAN, International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN), Senior Superintendant Police, Mr. Asmatullah Junejo; all discussed the immense potential for the implementation of sustainable, safe and reliable transport systems in the Capital.

The efforts of PAKSTRAN towards achieving this goal were acknowledged.

About PAKSTRAN
To address the transport and related problems in the country, the Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN) is being implemented by Government of Pakistan.

The objective of the Project is ‘to reduce the growth of energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions from Pakistan’s transport sector, while simultaneously improving urban environmental conditions and improving Pakistan’s competitiveness’.

For more Information please contact:

Hasan Zaman
Communications Officer - PAKSTRAN
Islamabad Programme Office

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature
and Natural Resources- Pakistan
H. No 21, Street 88, Sector G- 6/ 3
Islamabad, PAKISTAN

Tel: +92 51 2271027- 34
Fax: +92 51 2271017
Email: hasan.zaman@iucn.org
Web: www.pakstran.pk

   
   
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