New transport plan driven by technology

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Transport announced a national plan for the transportation sector in 2012-20, aiming to promote the development of China’s intelligent transport system, known as ITS. The government believes the plan will provide solutions to the increasing urban traffic congestion issues as well as nurture a new economic growth engine. The government will encourage more private investment in the field, Hong Xiaofeng, deputy director of the science and technology department under the Ministry of Transport, said at the opening ceremony of the third ITS Conference in Beijing on Tuesday.