"Billions" living in coastal areas will benefit from eco-friendly ferries

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Alexandra Bech Gjorv. UN Photo/Andita Listyarini

Eco-friendly ferries are the best method of transport for "billions" living in coastal areas, according to the winner of a million-dollar UN grant, speaking on Wednesday.

Alexandra Bech Gjorv is the chief-executive of SINTEF, an independent research institute based in Norway.

Her institute won the US$1 million competition, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) for its research on solar-powered boat transport.

The funds will be used for the initial phase of the project in Tunisia and other coastal areas in the region.

Andita Listyarini asked Ms Gjorv to describe the project.

Duration: 3'07"

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