Kigali 31st October 2022-The ministry of infrastructure of Rwanda in collaboration with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea are committed to promote Electric transport as a green mobility option which is also a viable solution to reduce air pollution in Kigali as well as in other urban areas.
This was revealed by the Ministers in charge of transport Dr. Ernest NSABIMANA of Rwanda and Mr. Eo Myeong-So, the Vice Minister for Transport in the ministry of Lands, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea at the sidelines of the 11th GGGI General Assembly taking place in Korea’s capital, Seoul.
Rwanda and Korea have some vision similarities most specifically promotion of green growth initiatives and harnessing the move to improve public transport using Electric cars. Korea has advanced technologies as far as E-mobility is concerned and Rwanda is determined to take lessons and reciprocate them to Promoting consumer-centric mobility through transport innovations for the people’s convenience and national competitiveness.
The Government of Rwanda envisions to achieve seamless, green and sustainable transportation with a safe and environmentally sound transport for goods and people. Thus initiatives like these contribute to our vision”, Minister Ernest he noted. He emphasized that he Government of Rwanda is committed to support the investment in local assembly of electric vehicles and encouraged Korea private sector to bring their expertise and technologies in Rwanda.
Mr. Eo Myeong-So, the Vice Minister for transport reassured forging strong partnership with the ministry of infrastructure particularly in provide technical know-how through trainings aimed to improve public transport in Rwanda.
The transport sector is currently facing an era of great mobility transformation. Both Ministers agreed to brace this seismic change by nurturing new mobility industries, including autonomous vehicles, urban air mobility (UAM), and smart logistics.
World-class testbed facilities, related regulatory frameworks, and advanced infrastructure will be set in place to create an environment that supports businesses developing new technologies.
Supporting the switch to electric mobility (e-mobility) in developing countries is a promising activity under the Article 6 of the Paris climate agreement given e-mobility’s relatively high costs and additional benefits.
Once this initiative is successful, it will facilitate convenient daily commutes, enables passengers to travel freely to all corners of the country on time. The target is to reduce the waiting time from 30minutes to 15min at least by 2024. The transport and logistics industries are indeed the pillars that would sustain Rwanda’s economy and the newly emerging means of mobility, such as autonomous vehicles and urban air mobility (UAM), are to bring new energy for future growth.
Electric Bus at the charging station