CITY: PLEIKU CITY, GIA LAI PROVINCE

AIP Foundation: Slow Zones, Safe Zones 

As part of the GRSP-led Botnar Challenge, the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF), Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee (GLTSC) and Kova (private sector) form a consortium which will deliver Slow Zones, Safe Zones, a two-year, city-wide road safety program focused on reducing speed in school zones in Pleiku City, Gia Lai province. The project aims at improving school zone safety by installing road modifications, support improvement of police enforcement in conjunction with a public awareness campaign. They will develop and pilot a nationally applicable road safety e-curriculum. They are also supporting the provincial government to develop a decision to enforce reduced speed in school zones in the province.

CITY: MY THO CITY, TIEN GIANG

Save the Children : Making My Tho City Safe for the Journey to School

As part of the GRSP-led Botnar Challenge, Save the Children lead the consortium with government partners, the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee, the Tien Giang Department of Education and Training and the Tien Giang Provincial Traffic Safety Committee. The consortium will conduct a situational assessment of child road safety policies and policy implementation in My Tho to inform the strengthening of policies and increase police enforcement around schools. Infrastructure improvements at selected schools will be implemented to create a safer road environment for children walking and cycling to school. Diverse strategies will be used to improve road safety knowledge, attitude and practices of children, teachers, parents and the community at large.

CITY: THAI NGUYEN CITY

Plan International: Promoting road safety for children and safer cities for girls in Thai Nguyen city

As part of the GRSP-led Botnar Challenge, Plan International Vietnam (PIV) are working with the Thai Nguyen Provincial Department of Labour and Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA) and Ha Lan Commercial and Travel company  to increase safety for children commuting to and from schools by creating a local model to enhance child road safety Thai Nguyen City. This will be achieved through improved road infrastructure around schools based on results of road safety assessments and increased road user compliance with road traffic laws through education and awareness raising. The safety of students travelling by bus will also be assessed and gaps in bus regulations addressed as well as personnel trained.

PROVINCE: DONG NAI & HO CHI MINH

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WRI perform road safety inspections to identify key road safety issues

WRI is working with the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF), the HCMC ‎Urban-Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority (UCCI), Traffic Safety Committee, and Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve traffic safety around schools under the Walk This Way Program.

WRI performed road safety inspections to identify key road safety issues, including unsafe infrastructure and dangerous speeds around the schools. The inspection was complemented by AIPF which identified key risk factors through interviews with school officials, students, and parents.

The project identified four pilot schools and 37 schools for the Walk this Way program. Pilot schools are currently implementing WRI’s recommended safety measures, which will be scaled up to all city school zones. WRI is also working with AIPF to create a Safe School Zone Manual, as there is currently no school zone standard for HCMC. Other partners in the programme provide safety education and social marketing expertise. Based on evaluations at pilot schools, DOT will determine implementations at program schools during 2019

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