Toll Road Construction

@yanzalong (10108)
April 15, 2016 4:09am CST
To calculate the cost of constructing a toll road, you have to take other costs that are not directly related to construction work itself. For example, take a look at places near the project site: residential areas, plantations, rice fields, etc. These areas will be affected by the construction work. The impact can be damaging -- damage of the house, facility, flood, etc. In the district where I am staying, there is a 15-km toll road construction. It is still in the initial stage of work. The project is still carrying out earthwork, which has been obstructed with land acquisiton issues. In some design areas, construction cannot be started as the areas are not yet acquired. Other issues are that the land to be acquired are burial grounds belonging to some families. They don't want the graves to be moved. So, the project people are doing the best they can to win over some villages that the result of the project is for the benefit of all. Does a similar project in your country have the same issue?
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@mammots (3283)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
There are lots of similar problematic problems here in my country. I have a question--- wasnt the burial ground identified during the feasibility studies done on this toll road project?
@yanzalong (10108)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 16
Yes it was. They thought it would be easy to move it. The real condition is that the families having the burial grounds have to discuss it first to the other relatives, which takes a long time since the relatives cannot be easily contacted.