Earlier in the month, Mr Nikorn Chamnong, Chairman of the People Safety Foundation, Director of Chartthaipattana Party and Member of The House of Representative of Thailand spoke in Thai Parliament about iRAP and the 3-star-road policy goals in Thailand during a debate on the 2021 fiscal year budget.

Using ThaiRAP assistance with data, the key objective of Mr Nikorn Chamnong’s debate was to raise awareness of the road safety infrastructure budget in order to achieve UN targets.

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In November 2018, The Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University and iRAP signed a Centre of Excellence agreement, which will support the development of road infrastructure safety in Thailand as well as internationally.

The expertise of the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University and other local partners in building a successful ThaiRAP programme can help reduce death and injury across the country. In particular the elimination of 1 and 2-star roads for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists is a priority. Meeting the UN Global Road Safety Target to achieve more than 75% of travel on 3-star or better roads for all road users in Thailand by 2030 will reduce death and injury across the country by more than a third. Importantly iRAP estimates there will be at least USD$34 of benefits for every $1 invested.

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