Road and Bridge Infrastructure Development Issues in Benin Republic: Analysis and Perspectives
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 9-15
Received: Nov. 4, 2016;
Accepted: Nov. 14, 2016;
Published: Dec. 2, 2016
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Dossa Didier Boko-haya, Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Yadong Li, Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Changrong Yao, Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Saizhi Liu, Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Qiqi Xiang, Department of Bridge Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
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Roads and Bridges (R-B) infrastructure development in Benin Republic have being topical issues and have been identified by many as crucial components for economic development of the country. In light of the above, this study analyzes the R-B infrastructure agreeable priority issues, by diagnosing the current problems of development and the perspectives. Historical as well as descriptive approaches were adopted in data collection and were complemented by surveys. The study revealed, on one hand, the large gap between national R-B provision and the road transportation demand, and in the other hand, an inequality in the provision of road infrastructure and rehabilitation of roads in the area, resulting in disparities in the level of development. Based on this, the paper concludes with a range of best recommendations and proposals formulated in aim to respond efficiently to the R-B problems in Benin Republic and meet today’s development goals.
Roads, Bridges, Socio-Economic Development, Analysis and Perspectives, Benin Republic
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Dossa Didier Boko-haya,
Road and Bridge Infrastructure Development Issues in Benin Republic: Analysis and Perspectives, American Journal of Civil Engineering.
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2017, pp. 9-15.
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