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September 2010 Edition
 
 

IRF Geneva Chairman visits China

On 15 August, the Chairman of IRF Geneva, Mr. K. K. Kapila, met in Beijing with Mr. Li Juchang, President of the China Highway & Transportation Society (CHTS), an IRF member. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Liu Wenjie, Secretary General of CHTS, Mr. Ju Rongyun, Deputy Secretary General of CHTS, Mr. Lin Sheng, Director of the Consulting Department, Ms. Wang Danqing, Director of the International Department, and Ms. Nina Guan, Assistant Director of the International Department.

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IRF to set up new body addressing Road Finance & Economics

IRF is inviting you to get actively involved in a new committee addressing the wider theme of Road Finance an Economics.

The current IRF working group on Public-private partnerships has been in place since 2006 and has actively promoted the PPP-concept at numerous occasions and with a dedicated publication. Current working group chairman Michel Démarre of FNTP, France, has announced his resignation for the end of the year 2010. IRF feels the time is right for a re-orientation of the group and would like to solicit you as IRF member on this topic.

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CHANGER, the IRF Greenhouse gas Calculator, presented to the European Commission

Sibylle Rupprecht and Susanna Zammataro were invited by the European Commission to present CHANGER, the IRF Greenhouse gas Calculator. The presentation met with a lot of interest and discussions exploring opportunities to contribute with CHANGER in the definition of a methodology for the internalisation of external transport costs, especially in view of the Marco Polo project.

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ITS Policy Committee fosters relationships in Brussels

Sibylle Rupprecht and Susanna Zammataro met with Herman Meyer, the Chief Executive Officer of Ertico. It was a pleasure to introduce the IRF and especially the ITS Policy Committee to Mr. Meyer. He in return made a detailed presentation about Ertico and its work. In particular, he pointed out the work done by Ertico regarding the integration of the ITS theme into Road Safety Audit courses.

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Climate Change Impacts on International Transport Networks

IRF was represented by Sibylle Rupprecht and Susanna Zammataro at the UN workshop Climate Change Impacts on International Transport Networks, held in Geneva on 8 September 2010.

Jointly organised by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), the workshop was part of a series of UNECE activities focusing on climate change and transport that builds on the expertise and earlier work of UNCTAD on related issues.

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A warm welcome to our new members

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to the following new members:

- Arab Center for Transport Research & Studies (ACTRS)
- Hayer Bishan Singh & Sons Ltd - Kenya
- Ministry of Public Works & Housing - Jordan
- Motor Vehicule Accident Fund - Namibia
- National Roads Authority - Papua New Guinea
- Viagroup Ltd Co. - Switzerland

 

   
   
     
 
     

14 October 2010

gTKP workshop on Governance

Jinan City, Shandong, China

 

26 October 2010

gTKP Workshop on Urban Mobility & Environment

Jinan City, Shandong, China

   
Download gTKP Publications
Safe Roads for Development   An Initial Scan for Promising Alternative Technologies   Report on Rice Husk Fired Clay Brick Road Paving, Vietnam
   
 

 

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calendar Upcoming Events
3-6 October 2010

IRF North America Regional Congress

New York, USA

11-14 October 2010

4th SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

26 October 2010

gTKP Workshop on Urban Mobility and Environment

Jinan City, Shandong, China

27-29 October 2010

IRF / gTKP / CHTS 2nd International Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China

31 October - 9 November 2010

IRF Executive Seminar - Performance Based Road Maintenance Contracting

Orlando, Florida, USA

1-2 November 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

4-5 November 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Seoul, Republic of Korea

8-11 November 2010

Third Latin American Regional Congress

Bogota, Colombia

23 November 2010

SCUTUM Workshop - The use of EGNOS/EDAS for the professional market

Brussels, Belgium

25-26 November 2010

5th IRF Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India
 

29 November - 2 December 2010

IRF Middle East Regional Congress

Abu Dhabi, UAE

8-10 December 2010

IRF Safer Roads by Design

Orlando, Florida

4-16 April 2011

Senior Road Executive Programme 2011

Birmingham, UK

10-11 May 2011

IRF Road Safety Conference

Bucharest, Romania

14-15 June 2011

Enhancing Green & Sustainable Transport in the Mediterranean Region

Cairo, Egypt

3-6 October 2011

6th IRF Conference on Road Safety and Intertraffic India Exhibition

New Delhi, India

22-24 November 2011

IRF Regional conference: Innovation in Road Infrastructure

Moscow, Russia

 

 
       
 
   
         

11-14 October 2010

Preserving Africa's Roads - SARF / IRF

Cape Town, South Africa

 

26-29 October 2010

IRF/gTKP/CHTS
Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China

 

25-26 November 2010

5th Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India

 
       
 
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