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Strengthening India’s National Transport Policy India’s economy grew at a rate of 8 to 9 percent annually over the past decade. This growth has increased the demand for transportation, as well as the need for investment in infrastructure and operation. Creating a strong transport infrastructure is pivotal for social and economic development in India. However, the country lacks an integrated…
Improving Logistics in Indonesia Indonesia faced deficiencies in trade and logistics that increased the costs of transporting goods and threatened its competitiveness.  The Government, with support of the World Bank, sought to develop and implement a strategy to improve logistics. In 2009, Indonesian officials participated in a Bank-supported study tour to Thailand, which had…
Improving Road Maintenance in Vietnam To address rising road maintenance costs and improve road safety, Vietnamese officials sought cost-effective ways to maintain Vietnam’s roads, such as the introduction of Performance Based-Contracts (PBCs).  However, Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) lacked capacity to apply PBCs to road maintenance projects, and officials from the Ministry…
Building Capacity to Develop and Manage Roads in Lao PDR Complementing a Bank-financed project, transport officials and provincial governors from Lao PDR visited South Africa to learn from its national roads agency and other organizations. Delegates increased their skills in road administration, asset management, and public-private partnerships. Laotian officials leveraged know-how to introduce pilot…
Improving Road Maintenance in Cabo Verde through Performance-Based Contracts In an effort to support economic growth on the islands, the government of Cabo Verde sought to upgrade road infrastructure but only had experience with two-year road rehabilitation and maintenance performance-based contracts (PBCs)—not longer-term ones. The World Bank funded an exchange for Cabo Verdean officials to learn from Brazil’s experience…
Improving Russia’s Capacity for Innovative Urban Transport Solutions The Government of the Russian Federation aimed to improve its urban transport systems and thereby enhance the environmental, social, and financial sustainability of its cities. As another large, middle-income country hosting major world events, Brazil has had three decades of progress in the sector. Learning from Brazil’s experience, Russia…
Modernizing Cairo’s Transport Authority Regardless of their political side, all stakeholders agree that alleviating Cairo’s traffic congestion is a top priority. Public transport services are far short of what they should be in a city the size of Cairo with 17 million people and growing rapidly. The Cairo Transport Authority (CTA), the main bus operator, has suffered from the…
Improving Road Maintenance in Morocco Morocco has set an ambitious goal for road improvement in its Road Strategy for 2015-2035: raise the proportion of roads in adequate condition from the current 54 percent to 80 percent by 2035. A key compo­nent for achieving this goal is to place a stronger emphasis on road maintenance and a more efficient use of the private sector for this…
Routine Maintenance of Rural Roads through the Concept of Microenterprises: Experience of Peru and Bolivia and its Applicability to Armenia The Government of Armenia sought to develop a means of maintaining its roads system to assure sustained access of its rural communities to markets and services. In 2008, it launched the Lifeline Road Network Development Program to stimulate economic growth and contribute to poverty reduction by improving a selected network of lifeline roads. These…
Supporting National Road Infrastructure Planning in the South Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are investing heavily in their transport sectors, which will help stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. But the planning, construction, and management challenges are substantial---especially in the construction of high-grade expressways and tunnels, and in road maintenance---so countries in the South…
India and China Exchange Strategies to Expand Railway Networks Indian Railways (IR) is Asia’s second largest rail system, moving some 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight daily.1 Railways are critical to both economic growth and reducing environmental impacts; and Indian officials recognized the need for a long-term strategy to expand and modernize India’s railways to meet the needs of its…
Improving Urban Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Like other cities in rapidly industrializing Vietnam, fast-growing Ho Chi Minh City must invest in urban transportation, including new and better roads, a metro network, and a modern bus rapid transit (BRT) system. Lacking the full knowledge and skills needed to plan, build, and maintain such a transport network, Vietnam sought the help of the…
Integration of transport and urban planning exchange The growing and suburbanizing Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDMQ), Ecuador needs to improve its transportation systems to keep pace with demand and give poor and vulnerable groups better access to social and economic opportunities. To meet these transportation challenges, MDMQ must implement an Integrated Public Transport…
Managing Traffic Signals to Alleviate Traffic and Reduce Pollution in Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is still using hand signals at nearly all traffic intersections. To reduce pollution and manage heavy traffic, DMP and agencies related to transport needed to learn to appreciate and finish implementation of a basic traffic signal system for key intersections throughout the city. Through study tours to key cities…