Lima - Peru’s Transport and Communication Minister, Jose Gallardo, opened the 4th Latin American Regional Congress of Roads on Monday morning stressing the need to invest in the new and improved technology to rapidly expanding road infrastructure.
Among the topics to be addressed at the three-day
conference, which is to wrap up on Sep. 10, include current regional
infrastructure challenges, focusing primarily on building and maintaining
safer, sustainable, and resilient road networks
Renowned local and international experts are taking part
of the forum in order to discuss the best practices and lessons learned in such
fields as road safety, asset management’s infrastructure, public-private
partnerships (PPP) and construction materials.
This year’s edition of the congress, which is organized
by the International Road Federation (IRF) and Peru’s Transport and
Communications Ministry (MTC), will feature an exhibition showcasing the latest
technologies and solutions available in the market and will finish with
technical field visits.
The Peruvian minister addressed high-level officials
engaged in setting up transportation policies in their respective nations at
the event’s opening ceremony held at Lima’s Marriott Hotel Convention Centre.
The IRF, established in Washington, D.C. in 1948, is a
non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with the mission to encourage and
promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads
and road networks worldwide.