This workshop report summarizes presentations and discussion of the workshop titled “Road Asset Management (RAM) and RAM System” delivered by the CAREC Institute for senior government officials and experts from ministries of transport, rural development, public infrastructure, and other relevant state agencies of the CAREC countries during 10-13 August 2020.
It provides how RAM shall be prioritized as one of the top policy directions, importance of starting out simple, and adding complex decision support tools (e.g. HDM-4) only when the system matures. The report suggests commencing with the customer focused service levels (e.g. connecting communities with a safe and comfortable all-weather roads), instead of technical service levels. Further, it covers discussions about assets valuation, performance-based contracts, road geohazard risk management, data being fit-for-purpose, and many more.
At the end of the report, the reader can access links to useful reading materials on road asset management.