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Saudi Transport Ministry takes steps to imporve road safety

RIYADH: The Ministry of Transport on Sunday signed an agreement with E.T.C. Engineering Inc. to provide consultative engineering services in road safety, as part of the ministry’s pursuit to achieve one of the main strategic goals of the Vision 2030 concerning the enhancement of traffic safety.

This step comes within the context of the ministry’s efforts to raise the level of safety on the roads and reduce the number of deaths due to traffic accidents by 25 percent by 2020.

Minister of Transport Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi signed the contract in the presence of the deputy minister of transport, Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khallab, and a number of ministry officials and advisers of the international company, at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.

The agreement included establishing main offices as well as branches all over the Kingdom in coordination with a special technical and logistical support office at E.T.C. Engineering headquarters in Ohio.

The agreement also includes evaluating and raising the level of safety on the roads; implementing the best international practices in this respect; preparing technical guides for road safety and traffic engineering; establishing a main control room at the ministry headquarters; updating the guidance systems; organizing safety measures for service workers; presenting comprehensive developmental solutions; and training engineers at the ministry.

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