For tasks which must be undertaken to increase the maintenance capacities of developing countries are identified. Adequate funding on a permanent annual basis to maintain the required road system is one. Another is reorganizing government maintenance agencies to assure appropriate maintenance policies and effective management of force-accounte (government) or private sector personnel who will carry out the work. These agencies must also be provided with strong financial controls. Must be reorganized force-account organizations into cost-effective, financially responsible units which can work under contract and compete against private sector contractors for their share of the available work. Emergency measures should be taken to overcome the backlog of rehabilitation and maintenance through the increased use of private sector companies. These firms would undertake the work in addition to assisting the maintenance agencies to prepare contracts and providing overall supervision. The report also suggests that a concentrated effort should be made by foreign companies to pass on the appropriate technology to the developing countries in which they are working, and in particular to assist in the establishing of a national capability in road planning, construction and maintenance. (Author)

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  • Accession Number: 00396374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM