IRF Training Partnership Kicks Off in Dubai
IRF has partnered with the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority to deliver multiple certified courses to the public agency’s road & traffic managers in 2019-2020. The first course, running October 20-24 focused on state of the art approaches to road asset management.
The programme has been designed following the recent signing of an MoU between Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, and Patrick Sankey, President & CEO of the International Road Federation (IRF). It covers the training of 60 Emirati employees from the Traffic and Roads Agency on 10 fields covering 45 topics. It includes 35 training days run on two phases over 9 months from October 2019 up to July 2020.
Topics include offering proper understanding of roads and traffic, identifying information for supporting decisions on road issues, optimising the use of high technology to analyse conditions for safe traffic passage, and examining the quality of materials used in the construction of roads. They also include sorting out issues relating to construction of roads, applying big data to understand road dynamics, setting out priorities for road asset investment strategies, and upgrading the infrastructure of information technology used in traffic planning.