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The Construction Industry of Sudan: Potentials and Challenges

The Construction Industry of Sudan: Potentials and Challenges

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Title: The Construction Industry of Sudan: Potentials and Challenges
Author: Elkhalifa, Akram A.
Abstract: The role of construction in socio-economic development has been addressed by various writers and international bodies, many of whom have focused on developing countries (Turin, 1973; World Bank, 1984; Wells, 1986; Ofori, 1990; Palalani, 2000). Developing countries in general and Sudan in particular face major problems related to extended urbanization, which are results of war, conflicts, socio-economic factors and environmental depletion. This growth is creating exceptional demands for space and services to be provided by the construction industry which provides facilities necessary for the economic development and well-being of people. Therefore, construction is an important sector contributing to survival and the economical output of nations, its role is inevitable. This paper will review the status of construction industry and its importance to the Sudan as a developing country. The paper identifies the common challenges that face developing countries generally and Sudan in specific. Surveys and available literature were the main source of data beside the statistics provided by governmental authorities in Sudan and international organizations; United Nations, World Bank, etc.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/16794
Date: 2011-05-29


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