Over 100 delegates from across the world are attending the 2nd International Road Federation (IRF) Africa Regional Congress that started on Tuesday in Windhoek.The three-day gathering, held under the theme “Sustainable Transport Practices: Tools for Modern Connectivity”, seek to help policymakers, planners and infrastructure operators from across Africa and beyond to translate challenges into concrete policies and plans.
In his address to the delegates, Namibia’s Works and Transport Minister Alpheus!Naruseb said the maintenance of existing road infrastructure is the main priority of the government.
He said the IRF Africa Regional Congress is one platform that can complements the country’s effort to promote road safety in the country.
IRF vice-president Mike Dreznes noted that regional meetings of road authorities are important avenues where regional and international transportation experts discuss and offer solutions to growing infrastructure and mobility challenges.
IRF’s vision meets the African continent’s need to develop the technical and managerial capacity of its road professionals, Dreznes said.
The congress organized by the Roads Authority of Namibia ends on Thursday.