Expert Group Meeting on Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities for the Asian Highway

Date: 
30 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Location: 
Bangkok,

In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community set for itself the ambitious goal of attaining a 50% reduction in the number of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020. In order to reach the target, governments of the region have to enhance their efforts and implement a series of measures, including the provision of safe road infrastructure.

In this respect, ESCAP, with funding support from the Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC), has been undertaking a study to develop regional standards for the provision of road safety facilities along the Asian Highway. Under the study, ESCAP with the help of international consultants has prepared a study report including a draft new annex to the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network on road infrastructure safety facility standards for the Asian Highway. The new annex aims at facilitating the common standards for design and specification of road infrastructure safety facilities for improving road safety along the Asian Highway.

The study report is divided in to three parts:
a) Main Report- with details of the project, summary and findings (will be uploaded soon)

b) Draft Summary Design Standards- which could be considered as Annex IV to the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network on Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities
(please find from the Related Documents below)

c) Recommended Design Guidelines on Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities for the Asian Highway Network (please find from the Related Documents below)

The above-mentioned Expert Group Meeting scheduled to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 30 and 31 May 2017 is being organized to review the study findings and map out future actions.