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Road deterioration in developing countries (English)

The developing world's road building boom in the 1960s and 1970s created an infrastructure that has been crumbling in the 1980s leading to adverse implications for economic development in those countries. In that vein, this report focuses on the problem of road deterioration in developing countries, noting its probable causes and the requirements needed for its correction and amelioration. The task at hand for many developing countries is to salvage roads that have severely deteriorated and to protect newer roads from a similar fate. According to the report, this task entails requirements of three types; financial, technical and institutional. In addition, the report maintains that the Bank intends to promote and encourage the execution of maintenance work which is another critical element in alleviating the problem. As part of this effort, it also hopes to educate officials and increase public awareness of the need for timely maintenance and the high cost of neglecting roads.

Details

  • Document Date

    1987/10/15

  • Document Type

    Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report

  • Report Number

    6968

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/12

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Road deterioration in developing countries

  • Keywords

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Road deterioration in developing countries (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/108251468326159492/Road-deterioration-in-developing-countries