Bahrain roads to get star rating system
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Efforts to create a risk mapping and star rating system for over 400 kilometers of the main road networks in the Kingdom is drawing closer, with the tender board accepting bids from two companies.
The bids submitted by Dyar Hajet Engineering (BHD 218,625.000) and Saudi Tech for Engineering Consultants (BHD 167,200.000) are currently under evaluation by the tender board.
The Ministry of Works has indicated that this assessment is part of the Bahrain Road Safety Assessment Programme (BahrainRAP) and will adhere to the standards set by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP).
The primary objective of this project is to provide the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning (Mow-MAUP) with an evidence-based approach to road risk assessment.
It also aims to establish a foundation for future strategies, plans, and safety interventions for highways, utilising an evidence-based approach to ensure the safety of all road users on Bahraini highways.
Furthermore, the winning bidder will be tasked with developing training and investment plans that incorporate all recommended safety measures to enhance and upgrade the Kingdom’s road networks.
Given the continuous growth of Bahrain’s road infrastructure, this initiative is of paramount importance in ensuring road safety.