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Road crashes kill 4,000 a year

  • Published at 01:43 am October 9th, 2016
  • Last updated at 01:44 am October 9th, 2016
Road crashes kill 4,000 a year
He said Bangladesh also suffers an economic loss of nearly Tk 5 billion annually for road crashes. The renowned economist was addressing a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club where a new platform, ‘Safe Roads and Transport Alliance (Srota)’, was launched to create awareness to help improve overall road management. Brac’s senior director of strategy, communications and empowerment programme Asif Saleh, chairperson of Nirapod Sorok Chai Ilias Kanchan, prominent writer and researcher Syed Abul Maksud, organising secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation Mukhlesur Rahman, and civil society leaders were, among others, present, said a press release. Nirapod Sorok Chai, Brac, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners Association, Bangladesh Passenger Welfare Association and Bangladesh Society for Emergency Medicine are the six organizations working on behalf of the alliance. Researcher and writer Syed AbulMaksud, organising secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation Mukhlesur Rahman, will work with the alliance. Brac will be handling all the official responsibilities for the alliance.
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