Lessons learned from a cancelled urban transport project in a developing country: The importance of the front-end planning phase

Seng, H, Too, E and Le, T 2018, 'Lessons learned from a cancelled urban transport project in a developing country: The importance of the front-end planning phase', International Journal of Technology, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 898-909.


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Title Lessons learned from a cancelled urban transport project in a developing country: The importance of the front-end planning phase
Author(s) Seng, H
Too, E
Le, T
Year 2018
Journal name International Journal of Technology
Volume number 9
Issue number 5
Start page 898
End page 909
Total pages 12
Publisher Universitas Indonesia
Abstract In many developing countries, infrastructure development has played an important role in driving economic and social growth. It has also been useful in accelerating development at both regional and national levels. Nevertheless, history provides many examples of infrastructure projects that have been cancelled for one reason or another. Such cancellations have often resulted in losses. Thus, it is important to study and learn from these cancelled projects in order to improve future project performance. This paper investigates the case of a cancelled urban transport infrastructure project in Indonesia. The case considered in this study is that of the Jakarta monorail project which was started in 2004 and completely discontinued in 2015. The example of the Jakarta monorail project is instructive as it has not been the subject of intensive study up to this point. This paper takes a case study approach, coupled with comprehensive reviews of extensive sources on the topic of cancelled infrastructure projects. This study applies a thematic coding technique using NVivo11 software to analyze and find patterns from qualitative data. The observed issues were grouped into three categories, i.e.: the history, causes and impacts of the Jakarta monorail cancellation. Furthermore, the authors also underscore the importance of making a "kill decision" as an option. The findings from this paper also highlight the importance of front-end planning in infrastructure projects.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Cancelled projects
Front-end planning
Infrastructure
Jakarta Monorail
Lessons learned
DOI - identifier 10.14716/ijtech.v9i5.1559
Copyright notice © IJTech 2018.
ISSN 2086-9614
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