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Strategic and Investment Option Studies

While requirements are many, resources in developing countries like India are always less. Such situation necessitates prioritization of our requirement to best put our investment strategically. Various state governments and central government approach multilateral funding agency to finance such large transport infrastructure program which has far reaching long term economic and societal benefits. Before approaching such funding agencies Strategic Option Studies (SOS) or investment study or road network prioritization studies are done. These study typically include Study of overall network in terms of engineering, traffic, socio-economic characteristics, cost estimates and applying multi criteria analysis to prioritize the network for development and hence investment. LASA has extended in past and is extending its services to many state PWDs/ R&BDs/ National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for prioritizing their road network for investments. The projects are funded by the World Bank/ ADB.