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Completion of Consultancy Services for Road Safety Audit, Capacity Building and Data Collection for the Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Project – Phase 2

Completion of Consultancy Services for Road Safety Audit, Capacity Building and Data Collection for the Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Project – Phase 2

My contract to provide the Road Safety Services for Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit Phase II was successfully fulfilled this month, December 2023 with the approval by the Client (Tanzania National Roads Agency, TANROADS) of my final report. As the Team Leader, assigned by Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Pr. Ltd., I received a heartening appreciation mail.

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Europeans ignore traffic rules en masse, but others in particular exhibit aggressive or dangerous behavior

     Europeans ignore traffic rules en masse, but others in particular exhibit aggressive or dangerous behavior

In the recent Completion Meeting for my Bus Rapid Transit Road Safety Audit, one of the engineers told me about road user behaviour in Dar Es Salaam: “Road users here do not know how to behave, they ignore pedestrians, priority rules at junctions and speed limits. It is not like in Europe, where everybody respects the traffic rules”. Unfortunately, the truth is different, as is demonstrated in the article I had found one day earlier in this Dutch newspaper.

Found on 09-11-23, in “Algemeen Dagblad”

Europeans ignore the traffic rules en masse. Dutch, Belgians, French and Spaniards: all Europeans drive through red lights on a large scale, cycle on the sidewalk and park in a disabled space. And almost all of us think that we are doing fine ourselves and that others in particular are exhibiting aggressive or dangerous behavior. More than nine in ten Europeans believe that 'other road users take too much risk'.

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Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit network is expanding

Dar Es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit Network is expanding

Phase II of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network of Dar Es Salaam is soon to be opened. This second line, with a total length of 20.3 kilometres connects the southwestern parts of Dar Es Salaam with the city centre starting at the busy local market area of Mbagala Rangi Tatu via the Port of Dar Es Salaam area. This line connects at three locations with the first line, thus expanding the BRT network function. I am the road safety engineer for this important project of transport infrastructure. The client for the road infrastructure is Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS). I provide my road safety services for BRT Phase II on assignment of Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Pr. Ltd. from India.

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Technical Assistance for the Capacity Building in Road Safety Auditing of KGM for the Road Infrastructure Safety Management in Turkey

              Technical Assistance for the Capacity Building in Road Safety Auditing of KGM for the Road Infrastructure Safety Management in Turkey

Road Safety Audit Capacity Building for staff of Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü (KGM, the General Directorate of Highways in Türkiye) with the assistance of the European Union to implement the Road Infrastructure Safety Management system. Between July and October 2023 about 50 staff members from the central and regional offices are being trained in road safety assessment of project in design and construction stages in line with the latest European Directive for Road Safety.

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Abu Dhabi Airport's new Terminal A

Abu Dhabi Airport’s new Terminal A to open in November with “seamless, digitised journey from pre-travel to boarding”

Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the forthcoming opening of its state-of-the-art new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Known as Midfield Terminal Building during the construction phase, Terminal A – for which Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) was the architect – is scheduled to begin operations in early November 2023.

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Workshop Cambodia

                  Road Safety Consultation Workshop for Rural Roads in Cambodia

Mekong Room, Cambodiana Hotel, Phnom Penh

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The outcomes of the first workshop on rural road safety in Cambodia that took place in Phnom Penh on September 6, 2023, exceeded all expectations.

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