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Road maintenance by contract : dissemination of good practice in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Inglês)

In 1992, the Technical Department of LAC reviewed the routine maintenance by contract (RMBC) experience in Canada, Spain, the United States, and the LAC countries that had started practicing significant RMBC (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Jamaica). This sequel to the 1992 study presents the evolution of road maintenance by contract (MBC) and RMBC in LAC countries, covering all aspects of routine and periodic maintenance. In addition to the five countries included in the 1992 study, this paper discusses Honduras' progress with MBC. The specific purpose of this paper is to provide general guidelines, based on good practice from these countries, to the remaining LAC countries which have indicated a strong desire to start or to expand their use of MBC. The guidelines address questions on how to surmount the problems of staff redundancy resulting from increased use of MBC, how to dispose of excess equipment and plant, and how to improve skills and know-how on structuring and managing road maintenance contracts, particularly for routine maintenance. The paper also deals with ensuring an adequate and stable flow of funds to finance MBC through the establishment of road funds and with toll road concessions to the extent that they provide for efficient maintenance as a by-product.


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    Gyamfi, Peter Ruan, Guillermo

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    América Latina,


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    América Latina e Caribe,

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    Road maintenance by contract : dissemination of good practice in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

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    road agency;efficiency of resource use;Public Works and Transport;road maintenance;road maintenance fund;vehicle operating cost;routine maintenance;quality and quantity;quality of work;road maintenance contract;flow of fund;road maintenance activity;types of contract;road user charge;gross domestic product;ministries of finance;foreign exchange resource;poor road condition;source of financing;road maintenance management;road maintenance program;cash flow problem;loss of money;allocation of resource;participation action plan;number of road;sources of fund;costs of rehabilitation;shortage of capital;cost of accident;kilometers of road;sale of equipment;road agency cost;road maintenance work;public road agency;financing of road;local community participation;road section;account maintenance;payment provision;lengthman system;allocation problem;unit price;direct labor;Toll Road;agency staff;trade union;political consensus;economic efficiency;Road Funds;extensive use;road deterioration;lump sum;geographical area;



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