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Rail construction project failure
Engineering and Construction
Pages 15 (3765 words)
Rail Construction Project Failure Introduction a) Background of the Study Railway construction projects have failed in several countries in the past decades. This is because they are large projects that require a third party. According to Mubarak (2010), work done by the third party could carry a significant risk of influence on the projects’ success.
The rail transport in this country is underdeveloped with rail transportation accounting for less that 1% of the land transportation (Oluwakiyesi 2011). It has been found out that non-utilization of competent consultants and contractors, inconsistencies in government policies, defective cash flow, and inadequate monitoring are the major cause of failure of projects in this country (Ololusi & Otunola 2012). However, the government and other stakeholders have been very slow to react and thus the problem continues to be evident. Morocco on the other hand is an African country that has been able to construct its railway system with all odds. It has recently pursued an upgrading of its rail network to meet the expectations of the customers and aspirations of economic operators (ADB 2011). This indicate that unlike other countries whose rail network rate back in the colonial period, most of the rail networks in Morocco are current. The reason for this is the several successful railway construction projects done in this country. The development of the railways in this country is associated with its collaboration with other Arab countries. ...
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