Road mishaps turn into epidemic


Staff Reporter :
Speakers in a workshop said that road mishaps turn into epidemics as huge road accidents claim a number of lives frequently across the country.

It was also said that the media has an imperative role in reducing road mishaps.
The National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMCO) organised the workshop in its auditorium on Monday.

The workshop titled ‘Establishing Safe Roads and Media in Bangladesh’ was organised with the participation of experts and the members of the Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF).

Sufi Zakir Hossain, Additional Director General of NIMCO, presided over the event.

Veteran journalist and editor of United News Bangladesh (UNB), Farid Hossain, said sustainable and cooperative road management is a must for reducing road mishaps in Bangladesh.


He stressed increasing awareness among all stakeholders—drivers, passengers, pedestrians, traffic police, and vehicle owners—to ensure safe roads in the country.

Sufi Zakir Hossain placed importance on discipline in public transportation. He said that NIMCO is continuing to work on creating public awareness in this regard.

Md. Zahirul Islam, Deputy Secretary of Roads, Transports, and Highway Department, focused on different plans of the government to reduce road crashes.

Dr. Maruf Newaz, Deputy Director of NIMCO, moderated the event, while Sumona Parvin, Mohammad Abu Sadek, Deputy Director, Tanjim Tamanna, Assistant Director of NIMCO, Ashish Kumar Dey, President of SCRF, and General Secretary Jahangir Alam, among others, gave speeches.