OTTAWA, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, along with Dr.
the Honourable C.P. Joshi, Minister for Roads and Highways, India,
today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance cooperation
in road transportation and create new opportunities for Canadian
"The MOU between Canada and India recognizes our common goals of
promoting safe, efficient, cost-effective and integrated road
transportation systems," said Minister Lebel. "It represents an
important step towards deeper bilateral relations and demonstrates our
government's continued commitment to build stronger ties with an
important trading partner and key international market."
The purpose of this MOU is to establish a long-term partnership that
provides for the exchange of information on road safety and highway
management, as well as intelligent transport systems. It also aims to
facilitate partnerships between key private and public sector
stakeholders and raise awareness of infrastructure investment
opportunities in Canada and India.
"I am pleased that this MOU will serve to identify new opportunities in
a growing market for Canadian companies in the transportation sector -
part of our government's plan to create jobs, growth and long-term
prosperity for Canadians," said Minister Lebel.
The two ministers signed the MOU at the 15th Annual Conference and
General Meeting of ITS Canada, held in Quebec City this week. This
event provides an opportunity to discuss developments and deployments
in the field of intelligent transportation technology.
SOURCE Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
and Minister of the Economic Development Agency
of Canada for the Regions of Quebec,
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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