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Theme conference of the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers “Developing transport connections and infrastructure in the Region: A Gateway to Europe”

On 25 - 26 May 2017 in Tallinn, the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers organised an international conference "Developing transport connections and infrastructure in the Region: A Gateway to Europe".

The conference provided a possibility for policy makers and field experts to share their views on ways to increase transport connections and develop infrastructure in the Region as well as to shape a Baltic perspective on new intelligent transport systems.

The conference was divided into three sessions. The first session "Rail Baltica – Importance, Current Status and Next Steps" focused on the regional project, recent developments and further challenges in order to renew direct connection to the railway network of Europe. The second session “Infrastructure and Transport System in the Baltic States” analysed local and regional road infrastructure development and discuss the outlook for maritime transport in Baltic Sea Region and cross-border infrastructure and mobility projects. The third session of the conference entitled “New Horizons for Eastern Shore of Baltic Sea – Flexible Modal Shifts for Freight and Passengers” focused on intelligent transport systems, common and similar types of intelligent transport traffic information systems and important cross-border infrastructure projects.

 

Programme

 

Presentations by:

- Ričardas Degutis, Vice Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania (download)

- Dins Merirands, Deputy State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Transport (download I) (download II) (download III);

- Baiba Rubesa, CEO of the joint venture RB Rail (download);

- Kaspars Rokens, Chief Operational Officer, Board Member of the joint venture RB Rail (download);

- Indrek Orav, CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia OÜ (download);

- Jacek Włosowicz, Member of the Infrastructure Committee, Senate of Poland (download I) (download II).

 

 

 

Photos by Chancellary of the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia