TOLL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING FOR DEVELOPING NATIONS - BIDDING WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

This article shows how highway 'privatisation' through toll concessions could provide developing countries with an attractive method of upgrading and expanding existing toll road infrastructures. However, most of the present toll infrastructure development by the private sector is being undertaken by international construction groups, which often lack the experience needed to achieve the transition between road construction and road operation. Many Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT) bidders appoint consultants with no operating experience, to plan the facilities and supply the equipment for them; this can increase project costs. An experienced tolling consultant can fill this gap, thus ensuring that a project meets the needs of its local community. It is essential to understand the different needs and cultures of each country. The solution is an integrated approach to the toll concession, from conception to implementation, operations, and maintenance. This concept is gaining greater support, as more and more pre-qualifications emphasise the operator's role and the need for the project consortium to offer an integrated range of services. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877920.

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  • Authors:
    • NEL, J
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • Accession Number: 00723087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM