10th TURKISH TRANSPORT FORUM
The 10th. Turkish Transportation Forum is an on going body chaired by the Ministry of Transportation. It is the body established by law as a national platform by policy makers and all the stakeholders to debate and set the strategic goals as the guiding principles for the Ministry. The Ministry in past sixty years organized nine forums and is in process of executing the 10th.one in late September 2009. The 10th Turkish Transportation Forum has been organized by international participations as the largest ever organized . The 10 th Transportation Forum has been designed to revise the existing vision and policy, strategy and objectives of the Ministry. The issues for the infrastructure interconnections and integrations on both vertical and horizontal level, border crossing and innovations will be debated on international level. The transportation and communication infrastructure in the county assumed as the backbone of the economy.
Any projects in the field of transportation is collaterally fuelling the growth in trade and revenue as well as promotes the socio-economic interactions of the country. It is a crucial task for the planners , for the policy and decision makers to define the right project, the right spot and the right cost. The 10th Transportation Forum will be a unique platform for strategic thinking on the essential role played by transport industry today and the future to prepare the global mobility for the 21st century. Together with the senior representatives from govenments, industry, civil societies and scientific communities the Forum will be an exiting platform to review the and debate the country’s position in the global economy.
Economic growth must be anchored in a sustainable transport solutions, capitalising on the strengths of different modes. Developing technological solutions is not enough to address all of the transport-related concerns worldwide. Political leaders, civil society leaders, manufacturing and the fuel industries, the hauliers, vehicle operators and drivers, reasrch and innovation centers must all do their part to help shape sustainable mobility. The 10th Turkish Transportaion Forum is taking place an environment where transport sector faces enormous challenges including the vulnerable oil prices, climate change, congestions, safety and securities, rising the cost of investment finance, and all the elements of economic downturns all. Working together on transport issues in Turkey will be contributing to unlock the economic downturn experiencing the world today. Investment in transport and communication creates jobs more quickly than the restructuration of the rest of the industry. Developing transport infrastructure is essential not only about the recovery but it is also about the future. Let’s hummer together to shape the future of Turkish Transportation & Communication Infrastructure all.
The 10th Turkish Transportation Forum comes at a time when the country and world needs to identify and address some formidable new challenges that face us. Participants from around the globe are cordially invited to attend the forum meeting to have their visions and valuable thoughts at the panels and at the hall. The organizing committee is ready to do all the best to make the trip as confortable and valuable as you have always deserved. I am on your finger tip to provide for any further inquiries you may have. Please send a letter for confirming your participation to the Forum so that I will be finalizing the Proramme.
We are looking forward to have you here in Turkey for your enriching contribution that hopefully will provide us with clear guidance for our vision for the transportation. We are looking forward to have your positive response .
Prof Dr Metin Yerebakan