Soloman Island's Labour-Based Road Maintenance Workshop
Labour-based infrastructure projects use people rather than machinery in the construction and maintenance of roads. They empower communities to self-manage their own infrastructure networks and create jobs and income locally.
Co-sponsored by AusAID, NZAID and the Asian Development Bank in conjunction with the Solomon Islands Road Improvement Project (SIRIP) the workshop took place in Honiara, Soloman Islands, 22-24 October, 2007. It highlighted labour-based infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region and asked how lessons learnt from these experiences can be applied to the Soloman Island's context. The workshop was a part of an ongoing US$16.5 million project to develop the country’s provincial and secondary road network, in turn improving economic growth and helping to reduce poverty.
The proceedings will be made available shortly and IFRTD will bring you more news as the project develops.
To read how the Soloman Star newspaper reported on the workshop click here.
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