Angolan government to implement master plan for the road sector

29 January 2014

The Angolan government plans to implement the master plan for the road sector in order to ensure the comfort and safety of the population, the country’s vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente said Tuesday in Luanda.

At the opening ceremony of the First National Conference on Road Prevention, the vice president said that the plan was based on five pillars – training, increasing and improving road infrastructure, boosting public transport, improving the quality of the systems to assist victims of road traffic accidents and improving police response capacity.

Vicente noted that execution of the master plan was intended to make roads safer for users and that one of its strategies was to equip roads with warning systems, which would allow professionals to provide assistance to victims and transport them to the closest healthcare facility.

The vice president said that the police force would continue to provide its traffic officers with training in order to increase their knowledge and professionalism.

For two days the conference goers will cover issues such as traffic safety in Angola, road accident prevention, mobility, and systems to attend to victims of road traffic accidents. (macauhub)