Regional Meeting on Road Safety Facility Standards for the Asian Highway Network

30 Aug 2017 to 31 Aug 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

A Regional Meeting on Design Standards for Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities for the Asian Highway Network was held in Bangkok on 30 and 31 August 2017.

In the Meeting, the secretariat presented revised draft design standards for road infrastructure safety facilities to be considered as a new annex to the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network and the related design guidelines. It was decided that the finalized annex would be proposed as an amendment to the Agreement for consideration of the Working Group on the Asian Highway at its 7th meeting currently scheduled to be held in Bangkok, on 13-15 December 2017.

The Meeting Report is provided below.

A revised version of the annex on “Asian Highway Design Standards for Road Safety” has been prepared (14 September 2017) and available below. Previously, the new annex was developed as a new annex IV to the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Asian Highway Network. However, in consideration of the fact that the Classification and Design Standards for the Asian Highway network is included in the existing Annex II to the Agreement; the revised “Asian Highway Design Standards for Road Safety” has now been developed as Annex II bis to the Agreement.

The draft text of the Annex has been revised to incorporate the comments of the member countries. The changes are shown in track changes in the attached file “Revised version in Track Changes”. Additionally, responses to the comments received from the member countries are shown in the attached document “Response to Comments from Member Countries”.

Recommended Design Guidelines on Road Infrastructure Safety Facilities (August 2017) version is available below. A revised version of the related Design Guidelines will be uploaded in mid-October 2017.

Contact person:
Mr. Ishtiaque AHMED, Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Infrastructure Section, Transport Division at E-mail: ahmed200@un.org.