The purpose of this study is to present a clear strategy for improving Operations and Maintenance (OandM) management and implementation as well as the detailed design of 'Pilot' OandM systems to be implemented within the Programme 135 (P135) framework, taking into account the special characteristics and needs of poor and remote communes. In order to achieve this, a review of current OandM practices was undertaken, covering a range of infrastructure construction projects that use approaches that provide a model for the future OandM of rural infrastructure. This review was followed by consultations with central and local authorities to assess the applicability of such approaches to P135 and to develop a detailed proposal for the 'pilot' OandM systems. It is this review of current practices that is presented in this report.
WSP International. Programme 135 Operation and Maintenance Pilots: Review of Existing Models. (2006) 34 pp.