AN APPRAISAL OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY THE RAILWAYS OF LATIN AMERICA
Because many Latin American railways were built to transport agricultural or mineral products to points of use or to seaports, and because they were built at low cost in regions with unfavorable terrain, they today do not constitute networks for adequately serving their nations. They are not profitable and vulnerable to highway competition. For some years they have been receiving technical assistance, usually from outside the continent which has brought about a transfer of technology. This is a report of a seminar organized to evaluate the assistance already received with a view to improving its effectiveness in the future. The experience of the railways and of the international agencies which finance or supervise such assistance is reported in this document, along with recommendations for the future.
- Report from seminar held in Montevideo, Uruguay, October 13-18, 1975, concurrently with the Eleventh General Assembly of ALAF.
Latin American Railways Association,
United NationsEconomic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
New York, NY USA 10017
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Competition; Cooperation; Deficits; Freight transportation; International; International compacts; Profitability; Railroads; Technology transfer; Transportation modes
- Geographic Terms: Latin America
- Old TRIS Terms: Latin american railways
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00173143
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Latin American Railways Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: E/CEPAL/1019
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM