Improvement of a Roads Maintenance System (DROMAS) for use by the Dar es Salaam Local Authorities
DMDP / PO-RALG / TARURA
This project is part of the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project (DMDP). The DMDP aims to improve urban services and institutional capacity in the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Area and to facilitate potential emergency response. The $300 million loan facility has four (4) components and as part of Component 3(d) - 'Institutional Strengthening, Capacity Building, and Urban Analytics - Operations and Maintenance Systems', PO-RALG sought consultancy services to improve the Roads Maintenance System (DROMAS) for sole use by the Dar es Salaam Local Authorities (DLAs).
By improving DROMAS, the DLAs will have a more efficient means for managing and prioritizing road maintenance activities. DROMAS will provide decision-makers with the information that is necessary to justify funding commitments, to develop road operations/business plans, and to design and program activities. The achievement of this project will contribute to and support the overall objectives of the DMDP, maximise the benefits provided by the significant investments made in the city’s road transport network over the past few years and lessen the burden of the growing population in Dar es Salaam on road maintenance activities. This project has a duration of 12 months and will be carried out with the full involvement and inclusion of all stakeholders, in order to allow for proper knowledge transfer and sustainability of the project outcomes. The services under this project can be divided into five (5) components:
- Institutionalization of new planning processes and RMS System,
- Improvement of data collection procedures and updating of base data,
- Establishment and configuration of computerized road maintenance system for prioritization of works
- Implementation of Key Process/Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Production of Multi-Year Capacity Building and Quality Management Plan
The project also involves conducting a citywide road condition data collection exercise in order to populate DROMAS with all required data. ITT will lead the planning, organization and mobilization needed for field data collection; and will be responsible for hiring and training the necessary teams. The ITT team will be proposing a new data collection methodology for Road Inventory and Condition Surveys and plan for hands on training of relevant staff in order to ensure the sustainability of the new methodology. ITT will closely involve all relevant stakeholders in all steps of this process; with the provision of the capacity building and knowledge transfer as a priority goal.