Options for Managing and Financing Rural Transport Infrastructure

Options for Managing and Financing Rural Transport Infrastructure

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 409. 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.will share the costs of investment with the social fund and the cost of maintenance with the road fund. (The community will pay 25 percent of capital costs and 75 percent of the maintenance costs in cash or in-kind.) The annual maintenanceanbsp;...

Title:Options for Managing and Financing Rural Transport Infrastructure
Author: Christina Malmberg Calvo
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 1998-01-01

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