The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, General Chansamone Chanyalath, Minister of Transport and Public Works and Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee, Mr. Viengsavath Siphandone and related departments.
The purpose of the program is to increase people’s awareness of road traffic safety and reduce the number of accidents and casualties on the roads nationwide.
According to a report by Lao Traffic Police, each year the country has about 1,000 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries in traffic accidents.
Although Laos is a country with a per capita income of about 2,500 USD / year, but the damage caused by traffic accidents is up to 500 million USD each year.
To kick-off Lao Road Safety Week 2021, a motorbike parade went from That Luang to 450-year Avenue, next to a small fair on That Luang Square.
The event is also expected to raise people’s awareness of road safety, in the context of most accidents in Laos occurred due to driver’s failure to comply with regulations, using alcohol, speeding…
This is the fifth time Laos organizes Road Traffic Safety Week, the first event took place in the first week of April in 2012.
According to tapchilaoviet.org