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LESSONS:

India: East-West Corridor Project

sector: Transport | country: India

The project completion report (PCR) identified a few important lessons. A project-readiness checklist and training and capacity-building programs for the executing agencies will ensure that preconstruction activities are carried out in advance and only well-prepared projects are taken up for approval. Separate contracts for major bridges should be entered into, whenever necessary, so that such contracts are awarded to qualified, specialized contractors. Criteria for the qualification of contractors under a joint venture, and for the award of multiple contracts, should be strengthened for future projects. Contractual provisions related to contractor performance, such as mobilization, staffing, and deployment of equipment and funds, need to be strengthened so that poor contractor performance is discouraged. This validation has no additional lesson to offer.

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