Making Decisions for the Transport of the Future

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Kind of Event: steering committee meetings

With the second steering committee meeting on November 12, 2015 in the Oshana Region, the first phase of the Transport4People project has been finalized.

The meeting was officially commissioned with an opening address from Mr. Michael Mwiinga from the office of the Governor, Oshana Regional Council, Oshana Region.

As we have reported before in the news items concerning the previous meetings, the Steering Committee is of vital importance for T4P and decides upon the strategic direction of the project as well as performs oversight of the project.

The main topics of this get together were the approval of the Scoping Study Report and the decision on the continuation of the project on to the proceeding Phase 2, which is namely the Masterplan stage.

Mr Michael Engelskirchen from GIZ presented the key findings of the scoping study report on sector level, rural and urban infrastructure, public transport infrastructure and services, traffic management, non-motorised transport, and road safety as well as first results from the traffic demand analysis.

There has been developed a long list of projects from the findings of the scoping study which will be finalized during the Masterplan-stage. Additional projects will still be added or can be dropped during the master plan development process.

You can find the executive summary and the list of projects on this website in the „Documents“ section. Just click here: http://www.transport4people.com.na/documents

Moreover, the steering committee was informed that the project website is now available in Oshiwambo. Did you know you can switch languages? Just click on “Oshiwambo” on the top of the page to find general information about this project and most of our news items in Oshiwambo.

Summarizing the meeting, there is a definite continuation of the project until November 2016. The second phase of the Transport4People project will now be the development of a Sustainable Transport Master Plan for Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto.

To find out more about Sustainable Transport Master Plan and the project, which has inspired us – MoveWindhoek – click here: http://www.transport4people.com.na/transport-people-strategic-approach

The Villager has reported about the project on December 7, 2015 in the article "Rural community needed in transport hearings" by Andreas Kathindi. This article and other relevant newspaper coverage is available in our "Newsroom" section of this website: http://www.transport4people.com.na/newsroom