Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 54

Journal4 Aug 1981

The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is a journal published once a year. The Bulletin is intended to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asian and Pacific region, to stimulate policy-oriented research and to increase awareness of transport policy issues and responses.

This issue of Bulletin comprises of four chapters:

CHAPTER I. ARTICLES
- Energy-conserving measures in road transport
- Problems of rural road construction and maintenance
- Village road construction in Afghanistan: Appropriate technology and management
- Development of freight traffic between Europe and the ESCAP countries: Efficiency of rail-cum-sea route in the context of the Trans-Asian Railway network project
- The roles of the public and private sector in financing tourism projects

CHAPTER II. NEWS ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
- New ESCAP map of Asian Highway with interregional links
- Electric vehicles
- World's longest road tunnel opened
- Asphalt emulsions reduce pollution, conserve energy
- Special training for motorway drivers?
- Energy conservation measures in the transport sector adopted in European countries

CHAPTER III. DOCUMENTATION
- Low cost and low traffic roads
- Urban transport
- Transport and energy
- Planning, construction and maintenance of roads
- Road safety, signals, markup and lighting
- Organization of road administration, research

CHAPTER IV. RESEARCH AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES
- Training programme currently conducted at the Institute of Road Transport, Madras, India
- Workshop on Research towards a Methodology for Defining the Transport Needs of Isolated Communities