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Authors: Abdissa, Nagawoo
Advisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abebe Dinku
Road transport
Copyright: Jul-2008
Date Added: 21-Sep-2012
Abstract: Road transport is the dominant mode of transport in developing countries like Ethiopia, carrying over 90 percent of the passenger and freight transport, and providing the only access to rural communities where over 85 percent of the population lives. Ethiopia‘s transport system is one of the lowest in the world and is inadequate to support an efficient production and distribution system. Much of the problem of road construction and maintenance is rooted to the institutional aspects of agencies responsible for roads and the absence of a system ensuring adequate financing for road conservation. Traditionally, the Government has been the great provider of roads, constructing the road network and putting it at the disposition of all citizens. The use of roads has been largely free of charge. Unlike most other types of infrastructure, roads are neither built nor maintained by those who use them to market output or services. The objective of this study is to review the current road administration and financing system in Ethiopia, compare with international experiences of commercialization of roads and examine its application in Ethiopia. Based on the case study made on Addis Ababa – Adama Trunk road, results show that building a new toll road parallel to the existing road will be feasible and will make sustainable financial flow to preserve the road in good condition so that the vehicles operating costs will be reduced which will contribute to the national economy by saving extra expenses of imported items like fuel, tyre and spare parts, and saving the idle time wasted by travel delay due to traffic congestion and deteriorated road. It is also observed that as construction of new toll road requires huge fund-raising, the public-private partnership will ensure reliable initial fund and efficient management.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3569
Appears in:Thesis - Civil Engineering

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