January 31, 2018 Stakeholders’ Workshop and Discussion: Implementing of Weigh-In-Motion (WiM) in 2018
A workshop and discussion for stakeholders on "Implementing of Weigh-In-Motion (WiM) in 2018" will be held at the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine on January 31, 2018, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In attendance will be representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine , Ukravtodor, Ukrtransbezpeka, the World Bank, and SweRoad, the Swedish company providing technical assistance as part of the World Bank's technical assistance project.
Objective: To brief stakeholders on the plans to introduce WiM in Ukraine, specifically, the anticipated tender to install the first phase of facilities on the approaches to the city of Kyiv, which is planned for 2018 and will be done using the World Bank procedures. And also to consider stakeholders’ remarks and requests when preparing the future documentation.
The following stakeholders are invited to participate: representatives of state agencies, local governments, businesses and civil society organizations.
Timing of event: January 31, 2018, at 15:00.
Venue: Kyiv, Peremogy Ave., 14 (3-rd floor, room 303).
RSVP: Interested organizations are required to register by sending e-mail to Viktor Zagreba at the Reform Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org, +380-67-442-14-94) no later than 12:00 am on January 29.
Background: Application of Weigh-in-Motion or WiM technology is aimed at enhancing the efficiency of state control over compliance of freight carriers with weight restrictions, which encourages the carriers to observe the restrictions. This will save roads from premature degradation and reduce the likelihood and severity of road accidents involving trucks. A pilot project to install WiM-complexes on approaches to the city of Kiev is planned for 2018, which will allow testing the technology in real conditions of Ukraine, streamline administrative and institutional processes and disseminate this experience throughout the country. The project has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ukravtodor, Ukrtransbezpeka, and is implemented with the support of the World Bank.