29 June 2016
IRF Geneva releases a new study on road maintenance in OIC countries
IRF Geneva has just completed a study "Enhancing Road Maintenance in the OIC Member States" to review road maintenance practices in the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The study formulates key recommendations for Governments of OIC Member States to implement.
Roads are an important public asset. Improving the road network can bring about immediate and large benefits by providing better access to hospitals, schools, and markets and overall greater economic and social development opportunities. Properly maintaining a road network requires regular and appropriate maintenance works. Delaying such maintenance erodes the value of this important public asset and results in unnecessarily large costs at some later time. Various studies have estimated that delaying maintenance can cost up to six to eighteen times, depending on how long the maintenance is delayed, of what it would cost if maintenance was carried out in a timely manner.