In response to an increasing recognition that gravel surfacing is not always the best solution for rural roads in many locations in Vietnam, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) in 2002 requested studies of alternative surfaces for Rural (District and Commune) Roads as part of the second Rural Transport Program (RT2). These studies became known as the Rural Road Surfacing Research (RRSR) initiative, through which the Rural Road Surfacing Trials (RRST) and the complementary Rural Road Gravel Assessment Programme (RRGAP) were carried out.
This RRST Final Report summarises and presents the results of nearly 4 years of research into appropriate rural pavement options for Vietnam. A number of conclusions and recommendations are made regarding rural road surfacing in Vietnam.
Intech Associates; TRL. SEACAP 1: Rural Road Surfacing Research (RRSR). Final Report. Volume 1: Main Report. (2006) 105 pp.