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Strategic urban transport policy directions for Bangkok (English)

The objective of the review is to highlight the key directions for economic and sustainable transport improvement in Bangkok. The report claims that despite considerable advances, the following challenges remain and lie mainly within Government's area of influence: 1) Public transport quality in Bangkok is falling behind its peer cities in the region; 2) Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) infrastructure continues to be developed as stand-alone projects rather than as part of an integrated public transport system; 3) Poor linkages within the transport system and between transport and activity centers and residential areas reduces mobility and quality of life; 4) Bangkokians, both rich and poor, spend considerable time and expenditure traveling within Bangkok, thus reducing quality of life and threatening future labor market and freight transport efficiency; 5) Road networks rely too much on primary roads with excessive traffic congestion; and 6) Logistic services are neglected, and there is little understanding of the transport component of logistics so vital to supporting efficient economic activity. ... See More +

Working Paper 41075 JUN 01, 2007

Sayeg, Philip; Bray, David; Manopiniwes, Chanin Disclosed

Timor-Leste transport sector outline of priorities and proposed sector investment program (English)

The Government and community of Timor-Leste face substantial challenges in the transport sector. The international port and airport in Dili are operating satisfactorily, though the decline in demand that is expected to accompany the withdrawal of much of the international presence in mid-2004 will reduce demand at the facilities and hence their revenues. ... See More +

Working Paper 37182 JUN 01, 2005

Bray, David; Tsunokawa, Koji; Paterson, William Disclosed