Rural road networks and their roles in alleviating poverty among local communities in Bau-Lundu areas Kuching division

Jong, Kiam Leong (2005) Rural road networks and their roles in alleviating poverty among local communities in Bau-Lundu areas Kuching division. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

Rural development is of high priority for Sarawak, as majority of the population, and mostly of the poor, is living in the rural areas. However, the progress and development programs to these rural areas are always impeded by the lack of proper infrastructure and amenities like efficient road network for transportation and communication. The standard of living for the rural poor, who comprises of mostly the local indigenous communities, are also far from desired when compared with the quality of life of the urban populations. Economic linkages between transport and poverty are prominent in easing the burden of poverty. It has been observed that efficient transport will reduce poverty, mainly by increasing economic efficiency. As such, efficient transport networks and rural roads are closely related to the living condition of the poorer rural populations. The contributions of transport operations to poverty alleviation include the increase in the efficiency of resource allocation, the market performance, the flexibility of adjustments and the fostering of economic growth. Poverty are also closely linked to the accessibility of amenities like schools, health clinics, access to economic, employment and social opportunities. As such, there is a need to strengthen the direct role of road networks, accessibilities and transport interventions in poverty alleviations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2005.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Private roads, Design and construction, Rural roads, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 01:01
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 01:01
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12388

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