COP23, Bonn 2017
Pravir Pandey (3rd from right) with inland shipping experts from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands at the Indian pavilion (Dr. Norbert Wagener 1st from right) (Photo: WAGENER & HERBST)
Ecologically sustainable mobility concepts are becoming increasingly important. W&H supports governments and businesses in the development of alternative transport and location concepts, in particular using environmentally friendly inland shipping. At the invitation of the Inland Waterway Administration of India, Dr. Norbert Wagener visited the Forum “Indian Transport Sector: Towards Sustainable Mobility” on November 14, 2017 in Bonn. Much attention was paid to the contribution of Pravir Pandey, Vice President of the Waterway Administration at the Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of India. He reported that the 2016 Waterways Act defined a total of 106 new national waterways. With the current five waterways, India has now a total of 111 national waterways in 24 states with a total of 20,000 km in length. The Ganges is upgraded to the waterway 1 environmentally friendly from Calcutta to Varanasi. Dr. Norbert Wagener supports the waterway administration on behalf of the World Bank as a strategy consultant.