International seminar on “Rural roads and works resilient, sustainable and safe for better future”

About 26 thousand kilometres (km) of the rural road network in Tunisia which extends over 58 thousand km have been developed and paved, a length far greater than that of the numbered road network which does not exceed 20 thousand km, said Director General of Bridges, Slah Zouari. Speaking at an international seminar held Wednesday on the theme "Rural roads and works resilient, sustainable and safe for a better future," he stressed the need to identify new mechanisms for the maintenance and development of tracks resilient to climate change and based on new technologies, reported a statement from the Ministry of Equipment and Housing. The three-day seminar was organised by the Tunisian Road Association (ATR) and the World Road Association (PIARC), in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. The objective is to promote the exchange of expertise and experience in the field of development and maintenance of rural roads to facilitate access from landlocked rural areas to the numbered road network. It also aims to identify alternatives to conventional construction materials in the construction of rural roads and works.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse