ADMINISTRATION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF INFRA-STRUCTURAL MEASURES IN COUNTRIES OF THE THIRD WORLD

VERWALTUNG, UNTERHALTUNG UND INSTANDSETZUNG VON STRASSEN IN ENTWICKLUNGSLAENDERN; PLANUNG UND AUSFUEHRUNG VON INFRASTRUKTURMASSNAHMEN IN LAENDERN DER DRITTEN WELT

IT IS A MATTER OF EXPERIENCE THAT IN MOST DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR AND CAREFUL MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING ROADS IS EITHER UNDERESTIMATED OR NOT UNDERSTOOD AT ALL. CONSEQUENTLY IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE ASSETS REPRESENTED BY THE ROADS CREATED WITH CONSIDERABLE FINANCIAL OUTLAY ARE RAPIDLY DISSIPATED WITH THE ENSUING ADVERSE EFFECTS ON INDUSTRY AND THE NATIONAL ECONOMY. IN MANY CASES THE AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROAD NETWORK LACK THE ORGANISATIONAL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT A MAINTENANCE SERVICE APPROPRIATE TO THE SIZE, VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE ROAD NETWORK. THERE IS A LACK OF TRAINED PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO PROVIDE WAGES, FUEL AND BUILDING MATERIALS. THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES THE CAUSE OF THESE DEFICIENCIES. THE CHOICE OF CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR NEW ROAD WORKS IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED WITH PROPOSED OR PRACTICABLE FUTURE MAINTENANCE. NEW ROADS INVOLVING MINIMAL INVESTMENT, E.G. EARTH OR GRAVEL ROADS MAY BE ADEQUATE FOR PRESENT TRAFFIC IF THEY ARE PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND CONSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS ARE RAISED PROGRESSIVELY WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRAFFIC. AID CAN BE GIVEN TO THE COUNTRIES FOR A FUNDAMENTAL RE-APPRAISAL IN CONNECTION WITH ROAD CONSTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF FINANCIAL COOPERATION BY THE SETTING-UP OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE UNITS, WHICH WOULD BE SUPPORTED BY THE TECHNICAL COOPERATION SERVICE AND WOULD SERVE TO TRAIN INDIGENOUS PERSONNEL.

  • Authors:
    • Neubauer, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01289122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen (FGSV)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:38AM