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IDB-AULT-IRU Joint Project

IDB-AULT-IRU Joint Project

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Islamic Development Bank, Arab transport industry and IRU pool resources for more growth and prosperity in the Arab World
Echoing LAS Council of Arab Transport Ministers’ call on Arab State authorities to ensure the sustainable development and increased efficiency of road transport as the main contributors to economic growth in the region, the IDB-IRU-AULT joint project recommends to implement the TIR and Harmonization Conventions, to scientifically study the main causes of truck accidents and develop professional training in the Arab world.
Islamic Development Bank, Arab transport industry and IRU pool resources for more growth and prosperity in the Arab World
Echoing LAS Council of Arab Transport Ministers’ call on Arab State authorities to ensure the sustainable development and increased efficiency of road transport as the main contributors to economic growth in the region, the IDB-IRU-AULT joint project recommends to implement the TIR and Harmonization Conventions, to scientifically study the main causes of truck accidents and develop professional training in the Arab world.

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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 theeorts o its members todevelop the land transportsector in all Arab countries bypromoting operational eciency,received a Technical Assistancegrant rom the IDB.The Islamic DevelopmentBank (IDB), as a key fnancial contributorostering economic development and socialprogress in the region, grants loans and other orms ofnancial assistance to countries, projectsand companies.The InternationalRoad TransportUnion (IRU),as the globalrepresentative othe road transportindustry, oered its65 years o expertisein promoting andacilitating roadtransport worldwideto this project, as AULTimplementing partner othe 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 proessionalism within theindustry, it can become even moreecient 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 eciency oroad transport, as the main contributorto economic growth in the region, andto improve proessionalism within thesector and enhance road saety.
Road TransportFacilitation StrategyRoad SaetyProessional Training
Two studies were conductedover 6 months to contribute to thepreparation o a strategy and actionplan or trade and road transportacilitation 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,identied the benets 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 inormation isalmost non-existent.A easibility study was thereoreconducted to assess the possibilityo implementing the scientic modelo the European Truck AccidentCausation (ETAC) study or a similaruture implementation in LAS countries(LASTAC), with a view to identiy andeectively address the main causeso accidents involving trucks andconcretely enhance road saety or allroad users.The human actor is central toeectively improving road transporteciency and saety. Proessionalsmust be appropriately trained tosaely perorm their duties. For thisreason, selected training entities inLAS countries have been identiedto benet rom IRU Academyprogrammes.Experts have transerred theknowledge and skills necessary toproperly implement and deliverIRU Academy proessional trainingprogrammes on the InternationalCarriage o Dangerous Goods byRoad (ADR) and on the Certicate oProessional Competence or Managers(CPC Manager).
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