UN envoy ‘impressed’ by Egypt’s ‘strong effort’ on road safety amid growing population

UN’s Special Envoy of Road Safety Jean Todt praised road safety work done in Egypt amid the major challenge of the country’s growing population, during a Wednesday press conference on the sidelines of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety that kicked off in Stockholm.

I finished a meeting with the Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir, and I was impressed because for a 100 million population country it is really strong effort and input to make things changing, Todt answered a question by Egypt Today.

He explained that Egypt know that there is still have a lot of things to do among them is to apply to the road safety conventions, and sign protocols, they need to fulfill.

They [Egypt] have the motivation and understanding of it, and of course what we will be able to give, we will give them, he added.

Asking him about the problem of the lack of standardized data collection, or unified sources of information about road injuries or fatalities, Todt said that the UN along with the World Bank, and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) are working to install regional observatories and participate in data basis collection to better evaluate road safety worldwide.

Source: State Information Service Egypt