TURKMENISTAN / BHUTAN AVIATION

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The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference that concluded in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Sunday, highlighted the importance of aviation in driving and sustaining economic prosperity, especially for landlocked and small island states like Bhutan. UNIFEED
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STORY: TURKMENISTAN / BHUTAN AVIATION
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DATELINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2015, ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN

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1. Wide shot, Ashgabat with world’s largest indoor Ferris wheel
2. Wide shot, people leaving busses across the street from Ferris wheel
3. Wide shot, delegates arriving at Global Sustainable Transport Conference, walking up steps to entrance
4. Wide shot, delegates look at Sustainable Transport Exhibit, port display
5. Wide shot, entrance to conference hall
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO):
“Aviation is a very critical component. It connects the people all over the world. Aviation now carries all over the world around half of the world’s population and then the distance travelled per year is about the same distance as travel from the Earth to Neptune ten times trip. So we have a very big scale of activities.”
6. Various shots, Bhutan delegation in Conference Hall
7. Zoom out, from model of new Ashgabat airport to Bhutan delegate looking at it in Global Transport Exhibit
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Karma Wangchuk, Director, Director of Air Transport, Ministry of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan:
“The Tourism sector grows because of aviation in Bhutan. Earlier when we did not have aviation the tourist inflow was very low and they all had to come in through by land, which is very far and tedious in the rugged mountains and very dangerous. So tourists prefer coming by aircraft and so in that way economic growth has. It is definitely enhancing economic development, which is one of the pillars of Gross National Happiness.”
9. Zoom out, model of recently opened Ashgabat airport, in shape of a falcon
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Karma Wangchuk, Director, Director of Air Transport, Ministry of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan:
“When we are building airports, we are trying to go for more green airports, like we do a lot of planting of trees and we try to go for solar energy. Now in the future we are trying to go more for solar, so we preserve on that part, and wherever possible we make it as green as possible in the airport. Hope that all the participants here will go for greener transport, following the example of what Bhutan is doing, stressing more on environmental conservation.”
11. Wide Shot, Karma Wangchuk is looking at model of Turkmenistan Airlines Plane

STORYLINE:

The first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference that concluded in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Sunday (27 Nov) highlighted the importance of aviation in driving and sustaining economic prosperity, especially for landlocked and small island states like Bhutan.

Aviation today generates 2.8 trillion dollars in global GDP and provides skilled employment to 65 million people. Modern aircraft move 10 million passengers and many thousands of tonnes of freight every 24 hours on over 100.000 flights.

Dr. Toru Hasegawa, Deputy Director, Economic Development, Air Transport Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO):
“Aviation is a very critical component. It connects the people all over the world. Aviation now carries all over the world around half of the world’s population and then the distance travelled per year is about the same distance as travel from the Earth to Neptune ten times trip. So we have a very big scale of activities.”

In the rugged mountains of Bhutan, airports can only be built in the valleys and only operate from dusk to dawn. Because of high winds in the afternoon, most flights are scheduled in the morning. And yet, Bhutan as a landlocked country relies heavily on the expansion of its aviation sector.

SOUNDBITE (English) Karma Wangchuk, Director, Director of Air Transport, Ministry of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan:
“The Tourism sector grows because of aviation in Bhutan. Earlier when we did not have aviation the tourist inflow was very low and they all had to come in through by land, which is very far and tedious in the rugged mountains and very tedious. So tourists prefer coming by aircraft and so in that way economic growth has. It is definitely enhancing economic development, which is one of the pillars of Gross National Happiness.”

The recently opened airport in Ashgabat, showcased in the Global Sustainable Transport Exhibit, is shaped like a falcon and geared to become a major transit hub in Central Asia. Karma Wangchuk from Bhutan will take many ideas home to his country:

SOUNDBITE (English) Karma Wangchuk, Director, Director of Air Transport, Ministry of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan:
“When we are building airports, we are trying to go for more green airports, like we do a lot of planting of trees and we try to go for solar energy. Now in the future we are trying to go more for solar, so we preserve on that part, and wherever possible we make it as green as possible in the airport. Hope that all the participants here will go for greener transport, following the example of what Bhutan is doing, stressing more on environmental conservation.”

The Global Sustainable Transport Conference is the second major UN Conference this year focusing on the issues of sustainable development following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the first since the historic entry into force of the Paris climate agreement in early
November 2016.
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