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February 2010 Edition

IRF Brain-Storming Meeting

IRF, as your association, has embarked on a thorough and extensive analysis of its present status, together with a comprehensive review of future trends and opportunities, aimed at evolving a common road map and strategic plan for the future. A first meeting, to which all members were cordially invited in order to kick start this process, was held on Monday, 15 February 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.


IRF India Chapter

IRF's activities in India are increasingly prominent.

Four successful Regional Conferences have been organised since 2006, devoted to Road Safety. Each of these high-level events has enabled in-depth exploration and raised awareness of crucial and highly topical themes on road safety. The recommendations coming out of these conferences are the basis for the new road safety campaign.

Within the framework of this campaign the first two of a series of 6 Road Safety Auditors Certification Courses have taken place. These courses are organised in collaboration of ARRB, an IRF member of Australia.

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Road Safety Campaign by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and IRF India Chapter

By way of dynamic response to the road safety problem in India, a foresighted and far-reaching national campaign for Reduction of Road Fatalities was launched on 23 September 2009 as a joint initiative of IRF India and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways of the Government of India.

The campaign is supported by a national advertising and awareness campaign covering some 130 leading daily newspapers and produced in all major languages.

Some of the key messages and slogans adopted are introduced below:   
- Buckle up for safety everytime
- Don't rush, avoid crash

Here are some slogans on road safety which are being issued in some 130 leading newspapers daily and in different languages around India.

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TRB annual meeting addresses "Transportation Future"

The 89th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRF), held in Washington from 10-14 January, attracted upwards of 10.000 transportation professionals from around the world. Almost 600 sessions, organised around the central theme of “Investing in Our Transportation Future – BOLD Ideas to Meet BIG Challenges”, provided policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and government representatives with the very latest insights and research findings on all transportation modes.

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A warm welcome to our new members

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to the following new members:

- China Geo-Engineering Corporation - China
- District Development fund – Zimbabwe
- MIKOH Corporation Ltd - Australia
- National Order of Civil Engineers – Cameroun
- National Roads Administration - Mozambique

China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) was established in 1982 with the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and officially registered with a registered capital of 228 million RMB in the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. As one of the 166 state-owned enterprises under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), it bases its head office in Beijing, the Capital of China, with about 30 overseas branches in Asia and Africa, and more than 20 subsidiaries and affiliate companies at home.

MIKOH is a world leading developer, custom solution provider and a key patent innovator of authentication and tamper detection technologies. MIKOH's system-level solutions protect the physical and data assets of governments and commercial organizations from conception, through the complete supply/delivery chain to consumption. Since its founding in 1993, MIKOH has built extensive expertise that enables it to work in close collaboration with its customers (of which we already serve over 140) to design and implement bespoke end-to-end security solutions; solutions that authenticate, track, seal, manage, control, restrict access/movement and monitor the physical or data assets that are in storage or transit.

ANE (National Roads Administration) is an autonomous body responsible for the development and maintenance of all classified roads in Mozambique. ANE prepares the medium- and short-term (annual) sector plans, including investment and maintenance components, both at national and provincial levels. The design, supervision and execution of works is done by private sector consultants and contractors under contracts procured and managed by ANE. ANE is therefore responsible for preparation and implementation of road sector plans and programs in the country. Roads are classified in Mozambique as Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Vicinal.


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