THE RIGO ROAD. A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION

When this study began in october 1967, there had been no studies in new guinea of the social and economic effects of improving transport facilities. It was thought that A detailed examination of one particular case would be of value, not only as a case study, but also as an indication of the nature and scale of potential benefits from investment in transport. The case chosen was the rigo road which had been improved to all-weather highway standard in 1965 and links port moresby to kwikila in the central district of papua. The study was undertaken in three parts: first, the examination of relevant documentary material in port moresby and kwikila; second, field interviewing of truck operators, trade store owners, and some villagers and european farmers within the area affected by the rigo road; and third, the study and comparison of aerial photographs taken in 1957 and 1967. The economic benefits to agriculture in the area have been considerable since goods may easily be transported and sold in port moresby. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian National University

    New Guinea Research, P.O. Box 4
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WARD, M W
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin No. 33 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM