9 December 2021: For a second year in a row, BrazilRAP held an online event to discuss what has been achieved over the past year in road research, and the next strategies for implementation in 2022.
The event was attended by 183 representatives from government agencies, universities, engineering organisations and road concessions. Whilst the webinar specifically focused on Brazil outcomes, there were participants from 21 different countries in attendance, including Brazil, India, Portugal, Colombia, Uganda, Chile and Spain.
The event was opened by Marcello da Costa, the National Secretary for Infrastructure in Brazil, who said ‘iRAP is a priority for the Ministry and DNIT – Road concessions will continue incorporating iRAP as the road safety methodology. There will now be 5,600kms of concessions that will have used the iRAP methodology since the very beginning.’
Watch the full online event below
89% of the attendees rated the event as satisfactory or above, and 86% said they learnt some valuable information during the event.
Here are some highlights from the event:
Starting BrazilRAP Seminar with the presence of Secretary of Transport and DNIT authorities.
Marcello de Mello, Secretary of Transport Government of Brazil.
Ecorodovias Road Concessions Presentation.
iRAP’s Strategic Projects Director Julio Urzua addressing the Global Plan and how it relates to Brazil.
The BrazilRAP programme, launched in November 2019, aims to address high-risk roads across the country in partnership with national and state agencies. The programme is sponsored by DNIT and is partnered with local experts, research and resources. BrazilRAP is the Brazilian program of the iRAP – International Road Assessment Program, which includes partners in over 100 countries.
Read more about the 2019 BrazilRAP launch here
Read more about the 2020 BrazilRAP webinar here