PortEconomics associate member Adolf Ng gave an invited presenentation having th tem ‘Institutions, planning and development of transport infrastructure projects: the case of the CentrePort Canada way project’ during a seminar organised by the Center for Transport Innovation (CENIT), Universitat Politèchnica Catalunya, Barcelona.
Adolf presented the roles of institutions in affecting the planning and development of CentrePort Canada Way (CCW) project (2009-2013), a highway constructed to complement the establishment of CentrePort Canada (hereinafter called ‘CentrePort’) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He focuses on whether the Planning and development of the CCW project follows a path defined by the provincial/federal regulations and the Canadian institutional frameworks in place. The hypothesises that path-dependent decisions, as reflected in the dynamic interactions between the policymakers, bureaucracy and contractors through a design-build (DB) contract (which was unpredecented in Manitoba), have significantly influenced the planning process of the CCW project, including its role in shaping the future development direction of CentrePort as a competitive inland port in Manitoba and Canada.
The study offers useful insight to the roles of institutions on transport infrastructure planning and management, and a showcase illustrating the necessary attributes in developing effective governance for capital-intensive transport infrastructure projects.
You may freely download Adolf’s presentation @PortEconomics.eu.