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Maritime transport Road traffic and safety In each of these areas, the mission and strategic objectives for the function are set out, the key issues are highlighted, and policies for addressing these issues are stated.
It includes roads, railways, airports, harbours, pipelines, interchange facilities, and the associated dedicated power and communications systems. Transport infrastructure represents a significant proportion of Government's total financial investment in fixed assets, and as such needs to be well managed.
The adequacy or inadequacy of transport infrastructure can have a significant enhancing or inhibiting effect on social and economic development. Mission The mission for transport infrastructure is: Establish sound intermodal co-ordinating structures, Maintain and develop the transportation infrastructure system, and prioritise its development in terms of sustainable economic and development needs, Foster a sound financial base for transportation infrastructure, Aid the promotion of a strong, diverse, efficient and competitive transportation industry within the limits of sustainable transport infrastructure, Promote environmental protection and resource conservation, Enhance the competitiveness of South African industry and the quality of life of its citizens by providing protection of consumers, safety and security, and meeting accessibility, reliability and mobility needs by providing transport infrastructure to serve the purpose, Ensure that the transport needs of the country's disabled population are taken into account when new infrastructure is planned and designed, and Advance human resource development in the provision of transportation infrastructure.
Policy statements Establish co-ordinating structures Issue The responsibility for infrastructure used by different transport modes is fragmented between different government departments and parastatals and also between different levels of government.
The absence of a structure or mechanism for the co-ordination of the strategic planning for this infrastructure can lead, and has led, to "mis-matches" in infrastructure provision, inefficiencies in operation, and duplication of facilities with consequent sub-optimal utilisation.
The country, with its scarce financial resources, cannot afford such a situation and it is necessary to bring together public sector bodies at all levels and private sector interests including the construction industry in an attempt to optimise resource usage as well as the transport infrastructure system.
This structure will need to be cascading in nature to address infrastructure needs at the three levels of government as well as integrating the various elements of transport planning and infrastructure.
Effective infrastructure databases at all levels are essential elements of such structures. Policy A process with appropriate structures to co-ordinate planning to meet identified needs will be established to adequately respond to these needs.
At the national level, the Department of Transport DoT will establish a forum to improve the co-ordination of infrastructure planning for all modes of transport.
The MINCOM structure will promote co-ordination across national and provincial functions, whilst structures will be developed to provide for co-ordination between DoT and Transnet. As a basis for co-ordinated planning, comprehensive infrastructure databases will be established at all levels.
Maintain and develop the transportation infrastructure system, and prioritise its development in terms of needs Issue A fundamental consideration in reviewing the policy on transport infrastructure is its appropriate "size". This requires an answer to the question of how much infrastructure, and what type of infrastructure, the country needs.
There is a need for the redefinition of national networks, linked to local economic activity and demographics, and also southern African networks. Policy A more sustainable approach to the provision of transport infrastructure is required, shifting from accommodative, supply-focused transport approaches to a more balanced approach including pro-active land use and transport demand management as part of the policy package.
A strategy on long term and integrated planning consistent with the needs of the country will be developed. The Department of Transport will play a more prominent role in initiating relevant decision-making processes and forums on urban and rural development and land use.
National transportation infrastructure networks will be established, in conjunction with provincial and local government, as well as southern African countries. The primary roads network will be defined. Selected ports and airports will be elevated to the status of "hubs" in keeping with international trends, and properly equipped to maximise South Africa's participation in the global economy.
These will be identified on the basis of their strategic positions and their economic and financial viability, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. In some cases, where transport is able to act as a leading sector in the stimulation of economic development, the government will take the lead in establishing necessary transport infrastructure and promoting the participation of other public and private sector institutions in order to facilitate and accelerate the development process.
The development corridor approach, which involves national, provincial and local activities, will be adopted wherever possible, but in a rational manner to ensure efficient and sustainable agglomeration of activities.
Decisions on infrastructure investment will be made on the basis of multiple criterion evaluation, to best meet the sometimes conflicting policy goals and objectives. A comprehensive management information system, based on indicators and models that enable demand to be quantified, and which will make requisite data available to planners, will be developed, in order to promote an integrated transport management approach.
The international development of advanced technologies will be monitored and those technologies deemed to be appropriate will be incorporated into the transport infrastructure and operational system.
Foster a sound financial base for transportation infrastructure Issue It will not be possible to achieve the mission for transport infrastructure without appropriate funding sources. In general, current funding levels are inadequate for: In addition, attention will be given to seeking and developing new sources for financing of transport infrastructure.
Subject to market discipline, the necessary funding for the establishment and maintenance of transport infrastructure will be arranged through an appropriate model: Public ownership and operation by state departments.
The conventional approach, while still a viable option for socially necessary infrastructure, is decreasing in application for higher order infrastructure because of proven efficiency gains from less bureaucratic and more commercial approaches. This model has been found to increase efficiency in infrastructure provision and maintenance.
Concessions for private financing, construction, and operation, such as the Build-Operate-Transfer BOT agreements concluded for some major national roads, represent a method for addressing fiscal constraints within such a model. Private ownership and private operation.
This model involves the transfer sale of ownership and responsibility for performance to the private sector. It could be applicable to forms of infrastructure where completely free market forces dictate levels of service and investment, but is unlikely to find application in South Africa in the near future.
Joint ventures between the public and private sectors.Executive summary.
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[ Top] EXPLANATIONS OF TERMINOLOGY. Concession - is the authority and contract to operate a road, rail line, or network at an agreed price. It could be awarded to either the public or private sector.
Contract - is an agreement between an authority and an operator regarding the delivery of a service at an agreed price.. Framework - is an outline or skeleton which provides the structure and form.
Scope and limitation: The proposed system has a database which contains all the sales and inventory transactions. Sales are the action of selling the products to customers.
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