Commercial Management and Financing of Roads

Commercial Management and Financing of Roads

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Printed on Demand. Limited stock is held for this title. If you would like to order 30 copies or more please contact Contact, if currently unavailable. In developing and transition economies, 60 to 80 percent of all passenger and freight transport moves by road-the main form of access for most rural communities. Yet most of the 11 million kilometers of roads in these economies are badly maintained and poorly managed. This paper discusses one of the most effective ways to promote sound policies for managing and financing road networks--commercialization. It discusses the emerging central concept of bringing roads into the marketplace, putting them on a fee-for-service basis, and managing them like a business.Likewise, engineering skills are not being updated to include modern construction and maintenance techniques. ... Since private cars are a luxury good for low- and middle-income economies, a higher level of general taxation, at least onanbsp;...

Title:Commercial Management and Financing of Roads
Author: Ian Graeme Heggie, Piers Vickers
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 1998-01-01

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