The extensive road networks of Latin America and the Caribbean, valued at over 350 billion US$, show alarming signs of neglect and decay. More than 16 billion US $ are being wasted annually due to the absence of adequate road maintenance. Individual countries in the region are losing between 1% and 3% of their annual GNP due to an unnecessary increase in vehicle operating costs and loss of road asset value alone. This devastating situation is not only true for Latin American countries, but can be found in other developing countries and some developed nations as well.
Dr Ing, J. Zietlow
Financial and Institutional Reform of Road Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Finances & Economics
Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)