27 May 2019
IRF hosts high-level debate on the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) at ITF Summit 2019
H.E. Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Turkey (left)
and Kiran K. Kapila, Chairman, IRF (right)
H.E. Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey, opened with a keynote address the session on "The Belt & Road: Bridging the gaps for sustainable transport and growth in EurAsia" organised by the International Road Federation (IRF) on 22nd May 2019 at the ITF Summit 2019 in Leipzig. The panel included top representatives from the World Bank, BSEC, AIIB, IATA, Michelin and PwC and offered a deep dive into key topics surrounding the BRI.
Organised jointly with the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and the China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) the IRF session opened with a keynote speech by H.E. Mr. Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey, and was followed by a panel discussion that touched upon key topics such as how to create conducive environments for the development of sustainable transport infrastructure project and how to attract private sector investments.