11/10/2018 Press release
Total PARCO and National Highways & Motorway Police Reinforce Commitment to Road Safety in Pakistan
Sheikhupura, 25th September 2018 – Reinforcing a shared commitment to enhancing road safety on national highways and motorways, Total PARCO Pakistan Limited (Total PARCO) and the National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) inaugurated a HTV (Heavy Transport Vehicle) simulator facility at the Motorway Police Training Center in Sheikhupura. The facility simulates real world scenarios such as road tire bursts, roll overs and driving challenges in heavy traffic and poor weather conditions, providing drivers with a better understanding on how to react in emergency situations.
Total PARCO’s investment in the HTV simulator facility is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the NH&MP in 2017. Under the terms of the MOU, Total PARCO was to provide a video simulator and other related training equipment to support the training courses, seminars on traffic rules and highway safety being conducted at the Training Centre, particularly for heavy vehicle drivers transporting fuels and oil products. In addition, Total PARCO would continue to provide support through the sharing of resources and expertise for promoting a safety culture among the drivers being trained at the training Centre. The ongoing partnership with NH&MP demonstrates Total PARCO’s desire to make a positive impact to the country in line with its societal responsibility on road safety.
The inauguration ceremony was led by:
- Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, Inspector General (QPM, PPM, PSP) of NH&MP;
- Christian Cabrol, Senior Vice-President Asia-Pacific Middle East of Total Marketing & Services;
- Olivier Chalvon-Demersay, Vice President South Pacific and Indian Ocean of Total Marketing & Services;
- Olivier Sabrie, General Manager of Total PARCO Pakistan Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Cabrol was upbeat about strengthening Total’s ongoing commitment to road safety and its continuous efforts to deepen relationships with key stakeholders especially with HTV drivers.
Mr. Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan praised the efforts of Total PARCO for their commitment on road safety and stated that this partnership shall not only educate HTV drivers but also reduce the accident ratio in Pakistan.
Every day, about 500 trucks ply travel on Pakistan’s roads and highways, covering a distance of over 41 million kilometers to deliver Total PARCO’s petroleum products to more than 600 retail service stations across the country. Total PARCO continues to engage and promote the importance of safety to over 1,000 drivers in Pakistan in an effort to ensure safe business operations and to be considered as a leader of safety in the Oil & Gas sector.
About Total PARCO Pakistan Ltd.
Total PARCO Pakistan Ltd (Total PARCO) is a joint venture between Total S.A and PAK ARAB REFINERY LTD (PARCO) which is a fully integrated energy company. Along with petroleum, they successfully own a complete range of automotive and industrial lubricants catering to the diversified needs of customers across various industries and social groups nationwide. Total Parco Pakistan Limited is committed to human development, quality, reliability and operational safety for its employees, contractors and business partners.
About the Marketing & Services Division of Total
The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 110 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 16,000 service stations in 65 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
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