Date Published:
Jun 01, 1983
ESIA-WID WP 1983-03

This study deals with transportation focusing on port development as an alternative route to deal with traffic problems. Results indicate that improvement in port facilities lead to favorable outcome such as efficiency in cargo handling and reduction in port traffic. Significant improvement has been found on income and trade balance. While evidences points to an increased port and ship productivity due to improved facilities, productivity of stevedores declined. The latter result coincides with the findings that there has been a decline on employment.


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