Statement of Elisabeth BORNE, French Minister of Transport
To meet the mobility challenges of our fellow citizens, the French Government has decided to give priority to everyday travel, and therefore focus on the maintenance and modernization of existing networks. This is particularly true for roads, as they have proven to be irreplaceable infrastructures which ensure the greater share of mobility for both people and goods.
The Mobility roundtables that I have organized in recent months in France have confirmed that roads must play a major role in environmental, energy and digital transitions.
This is why I am so pleased to see that major French and international institutions are organizing the Pavement Preservation Recycling Summit to be held in Nice, France, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2018.
I fully support this initiative which will give us the opportunity to confront political, financial, organizational and technical viewpoints, and especially to exchange best practices from countries around the world.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Nice to ensure that the Summit is a great success and to find the voices and means to provide better road network maintenance for the benefit of all.