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March 2011 Edition
 
 

Dear [fname],

Here in Geneva, the winter is coming towards an end and spring flowers are timidly peeking out of a still barren ground. With spring, comes a very busy time for IRF. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some upcoming events in May:

IRF Geneva General Assembly 9 May 2011 Bucharest, Romania
IRF Working Group ‘Safer Roads’ 9 May 2011 Bucharest, Romania
IRF Road Financing & Economics
Committee
9 May 2011 Bucharest, Romania
IRF Geneva Ambassador Meeting 9 May 2011 Bucharest, Romania
   

IRF Symposium ‘Providing Infrastructure
that improves Road Safety’

10-11 May 2011          Bucharest, Romania
UN Launch of Decade of Action in Road
Safety

11 May 2011   Bucharest, Romania

We would like to advise you that the IRF Conference on ‘Enhancing Green & Sustainable Transport for Africa and Middle East’ which was planned on 14-15 June 2011 in Egypt is postponed. However, we have planned a Study Day on ‘Green procurement and technology advancements’ held in the third week of June in Geneva. Note the date!

Our thoughts are also with the IRF members in countries experiencing challenging times. Our sympathy and consideration are with them.

We are looking forward to welcoming you numerous in Bucharest.

Sibylle Rupprecht
Director General
IRF Geneva

 

Inaugural World Congress and Exhibition on Infrastructure Asset Management

From 22 till 24 February the inaugural World Congress and Exhibition on Infrastructure Asset Management took place in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, under the patronage of Malaysia’s Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well Being, Dato’ Raja Nong Chik Dato; Raja Zainal Abidin. The Congress was hosted by the Institute for Infrastructure Asset Management (IIAM) from Albany, New York in the United States and PwmGroup Malaysia.

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IRF presents at the PIARC Seminar “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Road Construction”

The Indian Road Congress (IRC) and the World Road Association (PIARC) in association with IRF and AASHTO have jointly organized in New Delhi on 17-19 February an international seminar on “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Road Construction”.

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CHANGER launch in India

The IRF India Chapter organized in Delhi on 15th February a major meeting to present CHANGER - the IRF Greenhouse Gas Calculator for Road Infrastructure - to Indian authorities and stakeholders.

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Press Releases & News

We Wish You All the Best

Kacem Iaych, our former statistician, decided to return to his former employer, the World Health Organisation (WHO), to once again tackle the challenge of road accident data. Kacem has assumed responsibility for the World Road Statistics for two years. He was also involved in the IRF Changer. Given the close relationship of IRF with the WHO road accident department, we are certain, that we will continue to be in close contact with Kacem. We wish him all the best in this career move.


Congratulation

We would like to congratulate Dr. Essam Sharaf for his appointment as new Prime Minister of Egypt. Dr. Sharaf was heading the Arab Center for Transport Research & Studies (ACTRS), an IRF Geneva member. It was under his wise guidance that we initiated the conference on environment which was postponed to next year. Dr. Sharaf’s appointment is a wise decision and on behalf of the IRF, we wish him success in his task.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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