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 PAKSTRAN organizes walk and cycling rally in Islamabad, in collaboration with NUST on ‘Better Transport, Let’s Breathe Fresh!’

 
Islamabad, November 11, 2014  
   

Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), organized a walk and cycling rally, in Islamabad today with a view to creating awareness of sustainable transport benefits amongst youth and students.

Participants of the event included representatives from Ministry of Water & Power, Government of Pakistan, representatives of International Union of Conservation and Nature (IUCN) and NUST. Over 350 participants walked across the NUST campus premises with various slogans for clean air and the promotion of sustainable transport. This walk was followed by a cycling activity. Both activities reflected the students’ enthusiasm and keen interest in sustainable transport.in the event.

Mr. Hasan Zaman, Communications Officer, Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project, highlighted the need for sustainable transport in Pakistan and issues faced by the transport sector. He also explained the benefits of and the vital role that students and the youth could play in promoting sustainable urban transport.

The PAKSTRAN Project is being implemented by the Government of Pakistan, through the Government of Sindh (Transport Department), Government of Punjab (Urban Unit, Planning and Development Department) and IUCN.

PAKSTRAN is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is being implemented by Ministry of Communications, Government of Pakistan, through the Government of Sindh, Government of Punjab, and IUCN, with an objective ‘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’.


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Video Credit: ATV

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’.

PAKSTRAN is supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is being implemented by Government of Pakistan.

The Implementing Partner is:
i. Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Water and Power.

The Responsible Parties are:
ii. Government of Punjab, through Urban Unit, Planning & Development Division (Component 1 of PAKSTRAN)
iii. Government of Sindh, through Transport Cell, Transport Department (Component 2 of PAKSTRAN)
iv. Planning Commission of Pakistan (partnership decision pending for Component 3)
v. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Pakistan (Component 4 of PAKSTRAN)

   
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