Transport demand to grow in developing world

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Leipzig - About 90% of urban growth from now until 2050 will be in the developing world, especially in Asia and Africa, according to Yvo De Boer, director general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Most of this urban growth is expected to happen in cities which do not even exist yet, he pointed out at the global summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Passenger transport vehicle numbers are, accordingly, expected to increase four or five times and he cautioned that cities and authorities do not have the technology to deal with the related demands.

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