NTU has been awarded the ADB-funded project: "Technical Assistance for Road Safety in Pakistan" under the programme TA 8990-PAK: Enabling Economic Corridors through Sustainable Transport Sector Development
NTU team will support Pakistan to further improve the safety of its road network through a holistic set of measures addressing:
- road safety management systems,
- road user behavior,
- infrastructure improvements,
- vehicle improvements, and
- post-crash response.
An interministerial body will be set up to coordinate various activities to improve road safety. The body will be supported in the development of a national road safety action plan, informed by a crash database. Awareness raising campaigns and training of enforcement officials will be conducted. Road standards for all classes of roads will be reviewed from a road safety angle, and revised standards will be piloted in at least 3 locations. National guidelines on vehicle and driver licenses, as well as post-crash response, will also be drafted.
The project started on 25th of August and the period of implementation of the contract will be 42-months. The Kick-Off meeting will be held in the upcoming weeks.
The project budget is 3.184,830 USD.