Transport Minister Gadkari visits logistics auto maker Volvo in Sweden

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari, visited the Swedish Logistics Automotive manufacturer, Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden, today. The Minister saw high-efficiency logistics vehicles (road-trains), LNG trucks, and electric trucks.

Volvo is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, construction equipment, buses, and heavy-duty diesel engines as well as a leading supplier of marine and industrial engines. The Minister was accompanied by Ambassador of Sweden in India, Klas Molin.

Gadkari also visited the Swedish automotive safety supplier Autoliv in Stockholm yesterday. The Minister presented a copy of the report on ‘Road Safety in India’ to company representatives, and took note of the recent products and innovations of the company.

Gadkari is in Sweden to represent India at the ‘3rd High-Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030’, being held in Stockholm on 19 & 20 February. The objective of the two-day conference is to bring road safety on the global agenda and renew the world community’s commitment to safer roads. Leaders from participating countries will draw up a roadmap for reaching the United Nation’s goal set under the UN Decade of Action of reducing road collisions by 2030.

During his stay in Stockholm, Gadkari will have a bilateral dialogue with the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth; Minister for Foreign Trade, Anna Hallberg; Minister for Business, Industry & Innovation, Ibrahim Baylan; and also with the British Minister for Road Safety, Baroness Vere. Gadkari will also hold talks with the World Bank Vice President (South Asia), Hart Schafer.

Also on Gadkari’s itinerary will be a Sweden-India Transportation Safety and Innovation Partnership meeting to be attended by a number of CEOs. Swedish and Indian businesses are likely to exchange several MoUs on this occasion, the Ministry declared.


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