Due to Taiwan’s continuous and successful efforts at becoming a regional hub for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) related technical solutions, Taipei remains an important destination for study visits and technical tours organized under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – an international organization taking an active part in global efforts to reduce emissions and promote a green transformation in the transport sector.
The Banks’s 2023 Taipei and Tainan E-Mobility Study Visit took place between July 24-28, 2023 and focused on such key areas of ITS as smart parking, electronic, connected and autonomous vehicles and public transportation solutions, charging stations and associated facilities. As a leading engineering consulting firm and a key provider of transportation related technical expertise, CECI became an important item on the Study Visit’s itinerary. The EBRD delegation, comprised of 15 representatives from relevant agencies in EBRD’s countries of operation, as well as Bank’s own specialists, were warmly received at CECI’s Taipei Headquarters in Neihu District on July 27 by the company’s Chairman Dr. Shih, Yi-Fang.
During the meeting, CECI had a chance to hear about the most pressing issue facing urban transport policy decision makers in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Armenia, Kosovo, Tunisia, Montenegro, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan and Romania and share its experience and solutions in intelligent systems and transportation engineering, building information modelling, geoinformatics and others. Members of the EBRD delegation discussed CECI’s innovations with much interest and noted a high degree of their potential application across the globe. The discussion concluded with an exchange of souvenirs and a group photo.
As an important donor country to the EBRD, Taiwan is expected to continue playing a key role in the technical know-how exchange so crucial for a successful implementation of green and sustainable transport strategy in developing countries.