August 15, 2019
Members of government bodies, civil society, and the private sector recently met at a quarterly meeting to discuss the implementation of national road safety action plans in Cambodia. The meeting was chaired by H.E Min Meanvy, Secretary of State, Minister of Public Work and Transport, and Secretary General of the National Road Safety Committee.
Nearly 40 participants attended the meeting, including representatives from the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), the National Police, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The objectives of the meeting included improving coordination among stakeholders, understanding the state of the current road crash crisis, discussing the National Road Safety Committee’s action plan and potential challenges for implementation, and providing details of the activities and contributions from the private sectors and civil society.
The meeting also garnered greater support and advocacy for the upcoming Second Annual Road Safety Conference in Cambodia, which will be held on 4-5 September, 2019, as well as for fundraising activities to support the implementation of road safety measures next year. One key point of the discussions included potential activities that can minimize fatalities and casualty rates in Cambodia during special holidays or events, such as Pchum Ben Festival.
See more photos from the conference here.