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Transport Minister attends UN Forum

Published:Friday | March 28, 2008 | 3:51 PM

The Transport Minister, Mike Henry will leave the island for the United Nations to attend the 62nd sitting of the UN’s General Assembly today.

Mr. Henry and several other international transport ministers will be making presentations during a road safety forum.

The Transport Minister said the meeting is being held to discuss the cost and the impact of traffic crashes on the global economy.

He said the Assembly of Transport Ministers supports the ‘Drive for Life’ campaign in Jamaica, which is aimed at reducing the number of road fatalities.

According to Mr. Henry, the government is supporting a resolution by the Russian Federation for the staging of a global ministerial conference on road safety next year.

The vice chairman of the National Road Safety Council, Dr. Lucien Jones and the Head of the Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry, Paul Clementson, will also be in attendance.