The EU funded EuroMed Transport Support Project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Lebanon, organize a National Workshop on the Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), in Beirut on 6-9 March 2018.
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), of 1957, is a legal instrument that regulates the international transport of dangerous goods by road. This global Agreement of the United Nations and its practices is widespread around the world and is currently implemented in 48 countries.
The workshop aims to:
- Present the importance of the ADR (Objectives, key provisions, benefits);
- Highlight the importance of adherence to the ADR Agreement to improve road safety and facilitate international road transport of dangerous goods in Lebanon and in the region;
- Strengthen the capacities of key stakeholders to ADR provisions;
- Provide and transfer additional knowledge and skills for Lebanon to undertake accession to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR);
- Offer guidelines for Lebanon to setup or nominate an institution/authority responsible for ensuring, in compliance with internationally recognized standards, qualitative delivery of professional ‘Transport of Dangerous good by road – ADR training’ and organization of examination;
- Train a core group of national experts on key ADR provisions with references and guidelines on how transport of dangerous goods shall be managed and conducted.