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ADB Pushes Development of Public Transport System Amid Pandemic
25 Aug, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is calling for the continuous development of public transportation systems in the Asia-Pacific region amid the pandemic, as the impact of the health crisis will be felt for years.

During the opening session of the Asia and the Pacific Transport Forum 2020 yesterday, ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa said urban transportation in the region’s cities struggle to adapt in terms of financial sustainability and the new requirements for safety amid the pandemic.

“The pandemic has dealt the transport sector a massive blow that will be felt for years. Urban public transport is struggling to adapt, as enforced travel restrictions, coupled with reluctance to travel on crowded systems, contribute to sharply reduced demand,” said Asakawa.

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https://www.philstar.com/business/2020/08/25/2037550/adb-pushes-development-public-transport-system-amid-pandemic