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Ministry of Transport and Communications and Permanent Secretary Pursiainen received European ITS award

Ministry of Transport and Communications and Permanent Secretary Pursiainen received European ITS award

News article 13.10.2010 13.33 fi sv en

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and its Permanent Secretary Harri Pursiainen have won this year's eSafety Award.

The award was given in recognition of Finland's National Strategy for Intelligent Transport, drafted by Mr Pursiainen as rapporteur. Finland was the first country in the world to publish such a strategy. The award also recognises the active input that Finland and the Ministry of Transport and Communications have provided into the cooperation between public authorities and the development of ITS systems.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications and Permanent Secretary Harri Pursiainen received the award at the eSafety Forum held in Brussels on 13 October.

'Intelligent transport will have a growing importance in European transport policy in the coming years. It is delightful and encouraging to see Finland rewarded for its forward-looking work', said Harri Pursiainen, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The eSafety Forum is organised by ERTICO, a cooperation body for public authorities and private players in the field of intelligent transport.