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On the 14th September 2017, Edin Begovic Roughton Director responsible for Eastern Europe, signed a second new contract in 2017 between Roughton and the State Road Administration in Moldova.
The Moldova Road Rehabilitation Project Implementation Support Project entails providing technical assistance to the State Road Administration of Moldova with implementation of its 471 million Euros Road Rehabilitation Projects III and IV through a multiple financing arrangements with EIB, EBRD and EU. It is envisaged that the programme will encompass rehabilitation of some 555km of national roads rehabilitation and strong institutional strengthening component. The duration of the Contract will be 4 years.
The objective of the proposed programme is to halt the deterioration of the road network in Moldova and to ensure key road links are maintained to facilitate economic growth and regional integration of the country. This will be achieved via two main project components:
Roughton will support deepening of the road sector reform through improving the capacity of the State Road Administration (SRA) to effectively manage its road network, and to carry out road maintenance, rehabilitation, and investment programs in an efficient and transparent manner. This effort includes intensive training programme for Client staff in project management, contract administration, procurement and anti-corruption policy.
Earlier in 2017 Roughton commenced work on the World Bank funded five year Project Management technical assistance Contract for Moldova Local Roads Improvement Project for the same Client.
Similarly to the latest project, objectives for Moldova Local Roads Improvement Project include 3 main components:
The civil works consist of rehabilitation and upgrading of about 300 km of Local Roads in the Development Regions Centre, North and South. The works will be carried out in number of works packages. The bidding process for procurement of works contracts involves post qualification of bidders in line with latest WB standard documents for Small/Large Works Contracts.
Technical assistance for Local Roads Improvement Project also includes capacity building within the road sector for efficient and effective maintenance and improvements to the regional and local road networks and includes recommendations for appropriate asset management approach to the road network, de-centralization and efficient use of the Road Fund, road safety programme and road maintenance strategy and execution arrangements.