Performance Based Maintenance of Road Infrastructure by Contracting - A Challenge for Developing Countries

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Title Performance Based Maintenance of Road Infrastructure by Contracting - A Challenge for Developing Countries
Author Sultana, Masuda; Rahman, Anisur; Chowdhury, Sanaul Huq
Journal Name Journal of Sevice Science and Management
Editor Samuel Mendlinger
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher Scientific Research Publishing
Abstract Road authorities always strive to reduce the maintenance costs of road infrastructure systems using various traditional methods of contract. Contracting out road maintenance to the private sector based on performance measures is an alter-native solution to maintain road infrastructure in a cost-effective way and is named as Performance Based Maintenance Contracting (PBMC). Many countries have succeeded in minimizing road infrastructure maintenance costs using per-formance-based maintenance contracts over the last two decades. However, implementation of PBMC is still a chal-lenge for many developing countries because of resource and skill limitations, corruption and poor management sys-tems. This paper discusses and analyses the problems and difficulties in the successful implementation of PBMC in developing countries.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jssm.2012.52015
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Scientific Research Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 5
Issue Number 2
Page from 118
Page to 123
ISSN 1940-9907
Date Accessioned 2012-06-19
Date Available 2013-06-03T04:53:21Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46824
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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