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Continuation of bilateral cooperation between Poland and Kazakhstan

The further development of cooperation in the field of road transport was the main topic of the online meeting attended by representatives of the General Inspectorate of Road Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Poland.

A videoconference with Kazakh experts in the field of transport, organized on March 31, was attended on the Polish side by the Chief Road Transport Inspector, Alvin Gajadhur, acting as Deputy Chief Road Transport Inspector, Joanna Smolińska, Deputy Director of the Chief Inspector's Office, Anna Zięba, Deputy Director of the Inspection Supervision Office, Weronika Biaduń. The Kazakh side was represented, among others, by Deputy Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development, Daniyara Kospabaev and representatives of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Poland.

The constant exchange of information and experiences enables taking actions that have a real impact on increasing safety and reducing the occurrence of undesirable practices in road transport. The knowledge of our inspectors is highly appreciated in the international arena, as evidenced by the participation of ITD experts in numerous specialist trainings abroad - emphasized Alvin Gajadhur, Chief Road Transport Inspector during the videoconference.

Bilateral relations between Poland and Kazakhstan date back to 2018, when representatives of the Kazakh inspection services visited GITD. The meeting was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure. This cooperation is constantly being developed.

During the Wednesday meeting, the tasks of the Road Transport Inspection were discussed in detail, with an indication of control areas, and the existing international initiatives were presented. The Kazakh side got to know, among others scope of ITD competences, human resources and training potential as well as control equipment. Not only the history and the process of shaping the Inspectorate were presented, but most of all the current structure, goals, tasks and plans for the future. Attention was drawn to ITD's many years of experience in organizing and co-organizing projects carried out under the broadly understood twinning cooperation - first as a project beneficiary, and then as an implementing institution (the so-called aid donor). The experience gained by ITD in the international organization of European road transport control services - Euro Contrôle Route, was also indicated. This organization closely cooperates with international institutions, mainly on the basis of exchange of knowledge and experience, such as DG MOVE - the Directorate General of the European Commission responsible for transport in the European Union.

We are happy to share our experience on the international forum, both on the basis of bilateral and multilateral relations, we organize and participate in workshops, study visits and meetings, where we share our knowledge and practical skills. Our experience resulting from the implementation of twinning projects allows us to state that we are a reliable partner and we provide effective training tools - indicated Joanna Smolińska, Deputy Chief Inspector of Road Transport.

The delegates from Kazakhstan emphasized the importance of the experience and knowledge of the Polish side transferred and applied in the construction and development of automatic road traffic supervision and toll collection in the territory of Kazakhstan. The Polish side was invited to the official inauguration ceremony of the extended system. The Kazakh side also declared its readiness for further cooperation and the development of bilateral relations aimed at exchanging experiences between the services.

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