Algiers — An institutional twining project between Algeria and Spain was launched Monday, in Algiers, in order to contribute to the improvement of road safety by strengthening the capacities of the National Centre for Prevention and Road Safety (CNPSR).
This project, financed by the European Union (EU) as part of the programme to support the implementation of the association agreement between Algeria and the European Union (P3A), is mainly intended to deal with road accidents still rampant in Algeria, with more than 4,000 deaths every year, said the Secretary General of the ministry of Transport, Mohamed M'hareb, at the launch ceremony.
To do so, this two-year twinning programme provides for the strengthening of CNPSR structures and its coordination role with stakeholders, concerned by this issue, namely the National Gendarmerie and the National Police, the Civil Protection, the Local Authorities services and Health services, Public works and the representatives of Civil Society.
In this regard, several training sessions are scheduled in Algeria and Spain for the benefit of Algerian executives and officials.
Among the results expected from this collaboration, added M'hareb, is to transform the CNPSR into a leading organization able to develop a strategy and provide the State with a national road safety plan through the improvement of the collection, transmission and analysis of accident data.