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Saturday, July 01, 2006

From the press: alleviating traffic accidents

Seminar on Order, Safety, Traffics and Strategy of Traffic Accident Alleviation

Phnom Penh, June 30, 2006 AKP --

A seminar on order situation, safety, traffics and strategy of traffic accident alleviation and prevention was held at the ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh on June 29.

The seminar was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister HE Sar Kheng, minister of Interior with the participating of officials from the ministry of Interior and ministry of Public Works and transports, and representatives of relevant government institutions, provinces and cities.

The aim of the seminar is to review the past traffic situation, consider various factors causing the growth rate of traffic accident and share ideas and experiences in the resolution of traffic accident reduction and prevention.

According to UN’s report, the mortality rate of the people, injury and damages impact on economic resources due to annual traffic increase.

HE Sar Kheng indicated the order situation and safety of land traffics were difficult and complicated, saying the loss of people’s life and the damage to socio-economic resources in the land traffics were very serious.

A figure showed that in average three people die of traffics and 20 injured per day and other resources were lost and damaged every year at an estimated cost of 100 million US dollars in state budget.--AKP



• The seminar’s objective looked pretty clear, were the powers surprised by the fact that accidents happen….?
• Let’s say recognizing the problem is the first step, but Crossing Cambodia is anxious to find out how to alleviate accidents
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