The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to a proposal to implement a project to enhance the National Traffic Transport Database and Capacity Building with a grant from the Korean International Corporation Agency.
The Cabinet Paper states with the escalation of traffic on roads, a requirement has been identified to establish a mechanism to manage traffic on roads; especially in Colombo.
Therefore, a request has been made to the Korean International Corporation Agency via the Department of External Resources to obtain assistance to update the existing data of the Road Development Authority.
It is expected to prepare a national level traffic transport data management plan by the Ministry of Highways under the proposed programme, to establish a base for collecting data on traffic transport, to create an automatic traffic transport database management system, and to enhance the capability of analysing the traffic transport demand.
The Cabinet of Ministers accordingly granted approval to a proposal tabled by Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando in this regard.