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LABOUR BASED TECHNOLOGY IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE: EXPERIENCE, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN TANZANIA

Accession Number:

00813608

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Tanzania Ministry of Works

Holland House Avenue, P.O. Box 9423
Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Abstract:

Labor-based technology in road works is an approach in which major means of production or input of labor is performed with non-mechanical tools; for those activities that cannot be performed efficiently or effectively by labor alone, simple or intermediate equipment is deployed. Appropriate techniques have been developed to ensure that this approach is applied utilizing all required, locally available resources. In many developing countries, this approach has advantages over more technological methods. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview and discuss the benefits and limitations of labor-based technology in road construction and maintenance in Tanzania. It is also hoped that this paper and other efforts will foster more awareness of how some technologies can be easily transferred to individuals of varying skill levels for sustainability.

Monograph Accession #:

00813568

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Tanzania Ministry of Works

Holland House Avenue, P.O. Box 9423
Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Authors:

Kyombo, L M
Msengesi, U L

Pagination:

p. 471-481

Publication Date:

2001

Conference:

First Road Transportation Technology Transfer Conference in Africa

Location: Arusha International Conference Centre, Tanzania
Date: 2001-5-23 to 2001-5-25
Sponsors: Tanzania Ministry of Works

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Subject Areas:

Education and Training; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

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Last Modified:

Aug 18 2002 12:00AM

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