ROAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. ROAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
|ROAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY. ROAD DEVELOPMENT AGENCY operates in Zambia.|
RDA is a statutory organization whose function is to plan manage and coordinate the road network in the country. The agency is responsible for the planning, care, maintenance and construction of public roads in Zambia. It also regulates the maximum permissible weights on roads, conducts studies for the development, maintenance and improvement of the road network and reviews design standards and classification. RDA replaces the Roads department and roads section under the department of infrastructure and support services which have been abolished.
Functions of RDA include:
To plan manage and coordinate the road network in the country. The Agency shall
a) Carry out routine and emergency maintenance of public roads through its employees or independent contractors.
b) Conduct such studies as it may consider necessary for the development, maintenance and improvement of the road network in Zambia.
c) Advise road authorities regarding the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads under their jurisdiction.
d) Provide guidance and technical assistance to road authorities.
e) Receive and consider reports from road authorities on their activities and prepare quarterly and consolidated annual reports.
f) Recommend to the Minister the appointment of any person or Institution as a road authority.
g) Prepare and review terms of reference and guidelines for road authorities including budget guidelines.
h) Review from time to time the status of road authorities and recommend appropriate action to the Minister.
i) Make recommendations in relation to the siting of buildings to the road-side.
j) In consultation with the Road Fund Agency, recommend to the Minister funding of the new roads.
k) Prepare and award contracts and certify works for public roads.
l) Review design standards and classification of roads and traffic signs.
m) Plan and co-ordinate the road network in the country
n) Enforce axle load control
Carry out any other activities relating to roads which are necessary or conducive to the performance of its functions.
It is anticipated that the Agency will publish 5 procurement notices per year of an estimated value of US$17 million.