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International Seminar "Rural roads, connectivity and accesibility for development"

June 21-23, 2022, online, organized from Paraguay

The international seminar was jointly organized by PIARC via its Technical Committee 2.2 "Accessibility and Mobility in Rural Areas", the Paraguayan Road Association (APC) and the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) of Paraguay. This event has provided information on the management of Rural Roads for development.

Preparatory documents for the seminar

International Seminar Program - June 21-23, 2022
Rural roads, connectivity and accesibility accesibility for development

Day 1 - June 21, 2022

Opening session (13:30-14:00)

Session 1 (14:00-15:25)
Accessibility and mobility in rural areas (Part 1)

Session 2 (15:35-17:00)
Accessibility and mobility in rural areas (Part 2)

Day 2 - June 22, 2022

Session 3 (13:30-14:55)
Road safety and gender inclusion in rural roads

Round table 1 (14:55-15:25)
Road Safety in rural roads

  • Ing. Raul Quintero - Argentina
  • Ing. Marcelo Pizurno - MOPC - Paraguay
  • Ing. Juan Emilio Rodriguez Perrotat, International consultant - Argentina
  • Ing. Imen Makhlouf, Secretary Technical Committee 2.2 and ATR, Túnez
  • Ing. Souleman Oussiman, Chair of Technical Committee 2.2 and GEFA, Burkina Faso
  • Moderated by Miguel Caso Florez, PIARC Technical Director

Session 4 (15:35-17:00)
Technical solutions for paved and unpaved roads

Day 3 - June 23, 2022

Session 5 (13:30-14:55)
Financing for rural roads

Round table 2 (15:05-16:30)
Financing for rural roads

  • Facundo Salinas, Treasury, Paraguay
  • Osvaldo Aguayo, Technical Committee 2.2, Chili
  • Ing. Hector Varela, CAF Development Bank
  • Ing. Carlos Alberto Navarro, Vialidad de Provincia del Chaco, Argentine
  • Alejandra Caldo, BID
  • Moderated by Ing. Fabio Riveros - Direction of Road Planning MOPC - Paraguay

Closing Session (16:30-16:50)

  • Technical Conclusions of the Seminar - Souleman Oussiman, President of Technical Committee 2.2, Burkina Faso
  • Closing remarks - Ing. Guillermo Mas Duarte, APC, Paraguay

Video of the International Seminar

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3