“This country is changing. It’s renovating its motor fleet for a more powerful one. As a ministry, we have to respond to this context, retaking a central role in planning, a task that we have delayed for years. In order to recuperate and strengthen that role, we’re launching the biggest transformation process since the creation of MTT (Ministry of Transportation), back in 1974,” MTT minister Pedro Pablo Errázuriz said.
The national transport policy aims to lead the transport sector to long term objectives, priorities and instruments, including changes to the roads, ports and railroad sectors, the implementation of new investment plans and guidelines to improve the quality of service of public transport, among other things.
Some specific projects included in the national transport strategy include the Santiago 2025 public transport master plan, and efforts to choose the best area and type of large-scale port to construct in the country’s central regions.
Both initiatives are expected to be unveiled at end-2013, when part II of the national strategy will be published, the statement reads.
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