The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. They strive to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.
Given the current political attention on climate change and the importance of setting goals to reduce the negative effects of human behaviour on the environment, we are very happy to see the Ministry take a leading role with regard to this issue. Their worldwide collaborations and hands-on approach to positively impact the environment fit right into the ambition of the Challenge. We can’t wait to welcome their three young talents Alana Thelissen, Marie-Louise Bilgin and Nicole Linkels at the kickoff in 2 weeks!
A recent example of the Ministry’s global collaborations is the partnership between the Netherlands, China and California to promote clean transportation (in an agreement signed on 13 September). The governments of these territories will be sharing their experience and expertise in developing policy to promote clean road transport. They intend to show the world that clean transportation is not only necessary but feasible and efficient as well. All three territories feature an innovative industry sector and boast a comparatively large number of electric cars and buses.
Curious to know more about the Ministry? This compelling video about their work is really worth a watch (Dutch audio only).
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