IDB-AULT-IRU JOINT PROJECT
Facilitating road transport or more growth and prosperity in the Arab world
Why this project?Three ocus points
The Arab Uniono Land Transport(AULT), representingthe road transportindustry in Arab States,which coordinates theeorts o its members todevelop the land transportsector in all Arab countries bypromoting operational eciency,received a Technical Assistancegrant rom the IDB.The Islamic DevelopmentBank (IDB), as a key fnancial contributorostering economic development and socialprogress in the region, grants loans and other orms ofnancial assistance to countries, projectsand companies.The InternationalRoad TransportUnion (IRU),as the globalrepresentative othe road transportindustry, oered its65 years o expertisein promoting andacilitating roadtransport worldwideto this project, as AULTimplementing partner othe IDB TechnicalAssistancegrant.
Road transport is a key actor inhelping economies thrive and reducingpoverty.
Its unique door-to-door servicesare instrumental in providing accessto education, healthcare, economicopportunities and leisure anytime,anywhere to everyone.When road transport is properlypromoted and acilitated throughreduced time, costs, red tape andincreased proessionalism within theindustry, it can become even moreecient in delivering its essentialeconomic and social services.In 2010 and 2011, the Council o ArabTransport Ministers o the League o ArabStates (LAS), called on the authoritieso all Arab States to take the necessarymeasures to ensure the sustainabledevelopment and increased eciency oroad transport, as the main contributorto economic growth in the region, andto improve proessionalism within thesector and enhance road saety.
Road TransportFacilitation StrategyRoad SaetyProessional Training
Two studies were conductedover 6 months to contribute to thepreparation o a strategy and actionplan or trade and road transportacilitation in League o Arab States(LAS) countries.They analysed the status o keyUN transport Conventions in LAScountries, collected data about themain impediments to internationalroad transport within the region,identied the benets o the TIRSystem or trade acilitation in LAScountries and its economic integrationwith world markets, and ormulated aTIR Action Plan or LAS countries oraccession and implementation o theTIR Convention.Only limited statistics are availableabout the causes o accidents involvingtrucks in the region, and inormation isalmost non-existent.A easibility study was thereoreconducted to assess the possibilityo implementing the scientic modelo the European Truck AccidentCausation (ETAC) study or a similaruture implementation in LAS countries(LASTAC), with a view to identiy andeectively address the main causeso accidents involving trucks andconcretely enhance road saety or allroad users.The human actor is central toeectively improving road transporteciency and saety. Proessionalsmust be appropriately trained tosaely perorm their duties. For thisreason, selected training entities inLAS countries have been identiedto benet rom IRU Academyprogrammes.Experts have transerred theknowledge and skills necessary toproperly implement and deliverIRU Academy proessional trainingprogrammes on the InternationalCarriage o Dangerous Goods byRoad (ADR) and on the Certicate oProessional Competence or Managers(CPC Manager).
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