The coordination meeting of the Central Supervisory Board for the harmonization of road markings, signs and signals was held at 9:30 am yesterday at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw.
Central Supervisory Board Chairman Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Aung Myaing, CSB members, chairpersons and officials of the region/state and Nay Pyi Taw supervisory boards attended the meeting.
The central supervisory board chairman said the coordination meeting was held on 25 October 2022 for nationwide uniformity of road markings, signs and signals in accordance with the guidance of the Head of State.
According to the nationwide directives (2022) approved by the meeting, the Central Supervisory Board and the Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw) and the region/state supervisory boards were formed. The Central Supervisory Board convened its first meeting and is making efforts to implement the instructions of the Head of State as soon as possible, he added.
Myanmar ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic and the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals as a member country in 2019, and the current road signs and signals are based on the provisions of the Vienna Convention.
The Ministry of Construction, which manages the roads used by vehicles on the ground, and the Ministry of Border Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw Council and region/state governments, Nay Pyi Taw/Yangon/Mandalay City Development Committees and related departments are to act as per the instructions issued.
If the road signs and signals currently used are not in conformity with the provisions of the directive, they should be revised quickly, he added.
The central supervisory body will select priority areas and priority roads and make field inspections from time to time.
Then, the central supervisory board secretary director-general of the Road Transport Administration Department explained the measures being taken for road signs and signals and road audit in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area in line with the rules and regulations.
The central supervisory board members, Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw), and region/state supervisory board chairpersons participated in the discussions. — MNA