The CAREC Institute is planning an online road safety workshop, in collaboration with the CAREC Program and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), targeting government officials and road safety experts from Mongolia. The virtual workshop is organized around six sessions over the period of three weeks and the first session will be conducted on 12 May 2020.
This event continues the series of road safety workshops that started in Dushanbe in 2017, followed by manuals in 2018 on road safety audit, safer road works, roadside hazard management, and two more workshops in Bishkek in March 2019, and in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), in September 2019, and in Tbilisi (for Afghanistan participants) in November 2019.
The workshop aims at sharing the best practices in road safety engineering, including treating hazardous road locations (black spots),road safety audits, roadside hazard management, and safety at road work sites. It will equip participants with necessary resources to advocate for changes in policies and practices that may be required at the national level.
The CAREC countries made the road safety a collective regional priority at the 15th CAREC Ministerial Conference in October 2016 when they adopted the regional road safety strategy 2017–2030. The strategy aims to reduce fatalities on CAREC roads by 50% by 2030, as compared with 2010. Majority of CAREC countries rely on roads and railways for transportation, only three of them have access to maritime routes. The CAREC Program entails expanding the road corridor network for better connectivity, thus road safety plays a major role in operating the corridors at their optimal capacity. The CAREC Institute remains committed to provision of knowledge support to its members.