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

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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tanzania Ministry of Works

    Holland House Avenue, P.O. Box 9423
    Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania 
  • Authors:
    • Kyombo, L M
    • Msengesi, U L
  • Conference:
    • First Road Transportation Technology Transfer Conference in Africa
  • Publication Date: 2001

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 471-481
  • Monograph Title: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN ROAD TRANSPORTATION IN AFRICA: ARUSHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, TANZANIA, MAY 23-25, 2001. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00813608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2002 12:00AM