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Diagnostic view of road projects in Malawi

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dc.contributor.author Emuze, F.
dc.contributor.author Kadangwe, S.
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-14T10:20:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-14T10:20:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 0965-0903
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/268
dc.description Full Article from http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/journals en_US
dc.description.abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, road is the dominant mode of transportation. As such, government and developmental agencies in the region usually invest in road projects significantly. However, the delivery of road projects that are supposed to act as the catalyst for socioeconomic development is fast becoming an uphill task in Malawi. A number of problems have been reported in the media. This development led to a preliminary diagnostic study that was aimed at examining the barriers that are hindering the successful execution of road projects in Malawi in 2012. The investigation that was conducted among engineers who are employed by the agency responsible for road projects in Malawi and civil engineering contractors used a self-administered questionnaire for data collection. Salient findings suggest that delayed payment by clients severely marginalises contractor performance and delivered projects are seldom defect free. Considering Malawi’s heavy dependence on roads as a means of transportation, it is crucial that these barriers be addressed without delay. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/journals en_US
dc.publisher Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer
dc.subject Developing countries en_US
dc.subject Roads & highways en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.title Diagnostic view of road projects in Malawi en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer

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