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Financing the Implementation of Selected Components of the Integrated Transport System in the Arab Mashreq (ITSAM)

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The transport sector is an important component in the economy.  It can be an effective element in developing the prosperity of a society. When transport systems are efficient, they provide economic and social opportunities that contribute to overall economic growth.
This study is undertaken to assess the major transport infrastructure projects in ESCWA member countries, mainly those linked to the implementation of such components of the ITSAM as the Agreements on International Roads and International Railways in the Arab Mashreq. The study also describes the various financing modes and tools applied; private public partnership (PPP); build, operate and transfer (BOT); build, own and operate (BOO); and others. Finally, the study proposes an action plan that may assist governments in providing necessary funds for planned transport infrastructure projects.