Questions regarding the occurrence of severe road traffic collisions in Kyrgyzstan during the new year and regarding the misconduct of traffic police whilst monitoring the streets in the capital Bishkek  were the focus of discussion during the Kyrgyz Republic’s Road Safety Commission’s session yesterday, on 14th January 2015.

EASST’s partner in Kyrgyzstan, The “Road Safety” Public Association, has been accepted as a member of the Road Safety Commission as of 12th January 2015 as well as other new members following approval by the Prime Minister of the Republic Joomart Otorbaev. The Commission is led by the Vice Prime Minister, A. Mamataliev.

The session on 14th January was the first opportunity for the NGO’s Director, Chinara Kasmambetova, to attend Commission business. This is a significant step for the NGO’s development and government relations and the NGO’s contribution to road safety improvements in the country which, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), has the second worst mortality rate per 100,000 population in the European region.

Further information about our support to Kyrgyzstan can be found here: Kyrgyzstan