In February 1978 a seminar was held at the Brunswick Technical University on "Planning and Execution of Infrastructures in Third World Countries." In this ten, papers were presented on the planning and development of construction works. Many practical directives were given based on personal experience. Whilst the German road construction economy has over capacity due to the shortage of home contracts, in the developing countries very large road construction programmes are to be realised. From federal Germany loans of 1.4 thousand million dm were made available for road construction up to 1976. For example in Africa if the aim was for 3.33 km of surfaced roads/100 square km of land area (at present in Germany 144 km, in the usa 50 km and on average in the world 8.4 km per 100 square km), an additional 615000 km of roads would have to be constructed. For each construction measure it is difficult to establish the form of construction (e.g. laterite road, crushed rock road, bituminous road). Here economic maintenance is also of importance also for interim improvements. In planning, difficulties arise because the risk factors are not known; e.g. water run-off quantities and possible increases in the moisture content of the roadbase. German organisations are responsible for much advisory and planning work, which is however being taken over increasingly by local personnel. (TRRL)

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    Verlag fuer Publizataet

    Auf der heide 20
    300 Isernhagen HB, Hannover,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Koffmahne, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-4


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-24
  • Serial:
    • Strassen und Tiefhau
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Verlag fuer Publizataet
    • ISSN: 0039-2197

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  • Accession Number: 00315229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM