This report (the terminal report) is one of the outputs of the study entitled “Enhancing the Use of Locally Made, Low Cost Equipment for the Road Sector” undertaken in three countries: Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. DFID's South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP) has financed the project. The main project objective is to identify ways to improve the availability and accessibility of equipment that is necessary and appropriate for the rural road technologies that are emerging from SEACAP projects.
The report presents the outcomes and impact of the project including the lessons learned. The main study conclusion is that the current supply and demand of construction equipment linked to the rural roads sub-sector are balanced. It is also expected that the market will be able to meet the future potential equipment demand in relation to the planned development of rural roads in those countries.