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									     Ministerio de Obras Públicas, PIARC C3/C20
       y Transportes de Costa Rica Committees




 HDM-4, ROAD MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
AND PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY
                SEMINAR
  C3 AND C20 TECHNICAL COMMITTEES MEETINGS
    11 NOVEMBER 2002 (PRELIMINARY MEETING, 10 NOVEMBER)


                        SEMINAR
                    12 - 14 NOVEMBER 2002


             SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR
             PAPERS
                 The PIARC Programme
                of International Seminars
          on Roads, Transport and Development




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 HDM-4, ROAD MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
AND PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY
                SEMINAR
                        PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

                            NOVEMBER 12-14, 2002

The C3    Technology Transfer and Development and the C20 Appropiate
Development Technical Committees are pleased to invite you to participate in the
HDM-4, ROAD MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND PAVEMENT
MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

The seminar will focus on how the HDM-4 has contributed to improve road
management and to set investement priorities, how road maintenance management is
done and what kind of pavement maintenance technology is applied in developing
countries in an appropiate development context. A series of case studies will
highlight how these issues are being addressed around the world. There will be
opportunities for group discussion and feedback.

HDM-4, road maintenance management and pavement maintenance technology
experts are invited to attend the seminar and present their papers, opinions, views and
experiences.

We owe very much to the Costa Rican Local Organizing Committee for preparing
this seminar program and providing the place of meeting within a very limited time.
Hereby I would like to express my deepest gratitude to them for their highly efficient
preparation work for the seminar.

We look forward to see you in San Jose, Costa Rica.


Oscar de Buen                               Kesogukewele Msita
C3 Technical Committee Chairman             C20 Technical Committee Chairman




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                            SPECIAL FUND
The Special Fund of the World Road Association (PIARC) is designed to facilitate
participation of members from developing countries and countries in transition in
PIARC activities, especially Technical Committee activities. It aims at covering
part of travel and/or accommodation expenses for participation in meetings and/or
Congresses.

The General Secretariat manages the Special Fund. The Strategic Theme
Coordinator on Appropriate Levels of Road and Road Transport Development
designates beneficiaries with the help of the Chair of C3 when demands presented
by First Delegates and/or Chairs of Technical Committees have been examined.

Beneficiaries must sign an agreement with the First Delegate of their country and
PIARC clarifying their responsibilities such as periodical reports to both of them.
Technical Committees are recommended to use the Special Fund to strengthen the
participation of members from developing countries and countries in transition.




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              HDM-4 Highway Development and Management System
The Highway Development and Management System - HDM-4 - is a software system for
investigating choices in investing in road transport infrastructure. The World Road Association
(PIARC) coordinates the availability, support and training opportunities for HDM-4 users, and
future research and development activities.
 These choices may include:
 Developing new roads,
 Improving existing roads,
 Maintaining existing roads,
 Introducing new vehicle technology,
 Introducing new ways for funding and managing road assets.


It will enable managers of road network assets to investigate the possibilities for providing cost-
effective development and upkeep of their road system, which brings benefits to the communities
that they serve.

HDM-4 will:
 Provide assessments of the economic and environmental impact of investment choices;
 Consider new development works, maintenance works and improvement works as possible
  investment choices;
 allow you to consider investments on a single section of road, or a large network of road links
  (many sections), or any combination of road sections in a sub-network;
 predict future changes in the critical aspects of road system performance, which affect the
  performance of an investment:
 traffic volume and composition,
  - deterioration of the road condition,
  - the effect of works on road condition,
  - the effect of condition and road works on road users, in terms of vehicle operating
      performance and costs, road user and cargo time delay and costs, accident rates and costs,
      and
  - the effect of the investment on vehicle emissions;
 Allow an analyst to refine the accuracy of predictions relating to a particular country,
  geographic region or locality by calibrating the predictive models to local experience.


Road Management Functions

The new HDM-4 provides a powerful system for the analysis of road management and investment
alternatives. The system can be applied to:
 road management
 programming road works
 estimating funding requirements
 budget allocations




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   predicting road network performance
   project appraisal
   policy impact studies
   a wide range of special applications

HDM-4 will be available in English, French, Russian and Spanish editions.

The HDM-4 System

The HDM-4 is intended to cater for the wide ranging needs of road agencies, international funding
institutions, consultants and research organisations through separate application tools developed to
perform the following management functions:
 Strategic planning
 Roadwork programming
 Project preparation
 Research and policy studies

Global Interests in HDM-4

The PIARC register of people who have an interest in keeping abreast with, and using the HDM-4
technology has provided interesting perspectives on the nature of HDM-4 interests across the world.
Currently, in January 2000, there are 566 interest registrations, from 98 countries. Registrants from
PIARC member countries number 531, or 94% of the total registrations, and these represent 69
member countries, or 70% of all countries represented.
We have 152 registrations (27% of all registrations) from 51 developing countries or countries with
economies in transition (DC/EIT) (52% of all represented countries). The three most represented
geographic regions are Western Europe, Latin America and North America, while the three least
represented regions are Central/North Asia, the Middle East and South Asia .




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                              DRAFT AGENDA
                 PIARC COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
                          AND DEVELOPMENT (C-3)

                                            Heredia, Costa Rica
                                            November 11 12002

The C3 meeting seminar language will be Spanish and English.
Sessions held on November 11 will be opened only for PIARC Technical Committees members

Time Topics & Sub-Topics                                                         Responsible
                                                                                 Person
8:00   Opening of the C3 & C20 Technical Committee Meeting

              Welcome from the Host
              Greeting and Introductory Comments C3                              Oscar de Buen
              Greeting and Introductory Comments C20                             K. Msita

9:00   Committee meetings separate

               Meeting Objectives                                                Oscar de Buen
                        Progress of work by the various Working Groups
                        Reorganisation and development of the World Interchange Network
                          (WIN)
                        Project P3-PIARC Seminars and creation of Technology Transfer
                          Centers
       Approval of Minutes of Siem Reap Meeting                                  Secretaries
       Report on the PIARC Exec. Committee meeting on 4-5 July 2002, Berne
       Resolutions of Berne, Vancouver and Rome regarding C3 matters      Oscar de Buen

9:30   Working Group Reports
             Working Group No. 1: Questionnaire answers and review of the report based on answers
                                                                                         Andre          Gilles
             Dumont

              Working Group No. 2: Questionnaire answers and review of the report based on answers
                                                                                          Bertrand Guelton

              Working Group No. 3: Terms of reference to evaluate PIARC products and evaluation
              of PIARC performance in Technology Transfer activities.
                                                                                   S. Gaj

10:15 Refreshment Break
10:30 World Interchange Network -WIN-                                     C. Monette
             Review of the Executive Committee Resolutions of Vancouver and Siem Reap C3 Technical
             Committee Resolutions
             WIN Progress Report and WIN Following Activities




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11:00 Project P3 on Technology Transfer Centers and Seminars                         C. Ellis
                       Review of the Executive Committee Resolutions of Berne and Vancouver
                       Technology Transfer Centers
                       PIARC Seminars
11:30 C3 participation in the different sessions organized in the XXII World Road Congress
Date          Session                                   Responsible                  Products
                                                         Person
Oct 19        TC´s Chairs and Secretaries               Chairman and Secretaries
Oct 20        Ministers Session Sustainable Development
Oct 21        C3 (Preparatory)                          All Technical Committee      Progress Reports,
                                                                                     Introductory Reports,
Oct 22 & 23 2nd African TT Conference                   Colin Ellis                  PIARC TT
                                                                                     experiences in Africa
Oct 23        ST5                                       Chairman and Secretaries     Coordination with ST5
Oct 24        C3 Technical Committee                    All Technical Committee      Progress Reports,
                                                                                     Introductory Reports,
                                                                                     Future Directions of
Oct 24        WIN                                       Claire Monnette              WIN integration to
                                                                                     PIARC website

12:00 Luncheon

14:00 C3 participation in the different sessions organized in the XXII World Road Congress

14:30 C3 Participation at the XXII World Road Congress                                     Oscar de Buen
              Durban, South Africa 19-25 October 2003

               Plans for the International Congress in Durban

               1.      Discussion of ST5 session on appropriate levels of Road and Transport
                       Development                                                    Oscar de Buen

                       Access to Mobility: A Basic Social Service

               2.      Discussion of Future Directions of the Strategic Themes and Technical Committees
                                                                                      Oscar de Buen

                          Capacity Building in developing countries
                          Sustainable Development in developing countries
                          ST5/C3 Transformation into a Developing Countries Commission
                          National Committees and Seminars in developing countries
                          Introduction of New Languages to PIARC: Spanish Case of Study
                          Project Quality and Decision Making.
                          Relation between Transport and Poverty Alleviaton
                          Road Financing.

               3.      The C-3 Committee Presentation, Organisation of the session and presentation of the draft of
                       the program of this session                                   Oscar de Buen




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17:00 Refreshment Break

17:30   C3 Technical Committee Business Matters                                 Oscar de Buen
                       Operating liaison with other technical committees and draft of terms of reference for
                        corresponding members
                       Presentation by C3 Members nominated as correspondents with other committees
                       Last meeting of C3 before DURBAN (April-may 2003)
                       Members Announcements
                       Others
                       Conclusions & proposals for further work

18:00 Meeting Adjourns




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                            DRAFT AGENDA
              PIARC COMMITTEE ON APPROPIATE DEVELOPMENT
                                 (C-20)

                                           Heredia, Costa Rica
                                           November 11 2002

Sessions held on 11 November will be opened only for PIARC Technical Committees members

Time Topics & Sub-Topics                                                        Responsible
                                                                                Person
8:00   Opening of the C3 & C20 Technical Committee Meeting

              Welcome from the Host
              Greeting and Introductory Comments C3                             Oscar de Buen
              Greeting and Introductory Comments C20                            K. Msita

9.00   Committee C20 Meeting

              1. Introductory Remarks
              2. Introduction of Participants
              3. Approval of Minutes of the Siem Reap Meeting
              4. Report on the PIARC Meetings on 3 - 5 July 2002, in Berne,
              Switzerland
              5.Participation of C20 at the Durban Congress
              6 Working Group Reports
                      Group 1
                      Group 2
                      Durban Congress Paper Review Committee
              7. C20 Work Programme after Durban
              8. To Consider Proposal for affiliation of the International Focus Group to
                      C20
              9. Venue, Dates and Host for the next meeting before the Durban
                      Congress
              10. Any Other Business
              11. Closing of the Meeting




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                                       DRAFT AGENDA
                              San José, Costa Rica November 12 - 14; 2002

12 Nov -        Seminar on HDM-4, road maintenance management and pavement maintenance
                technology.


Date & Time                Topics & Sub-Topics                         Responsible

08:00 - 09:00              Registration
09:00 – 9:45               Opening Session
                           Welcome address by Minister of Transport, Costa Rica
                           Mr. Javier Bolaños Chávez

                           Introductory Comments
                           Mr. Oscar de Buen Richkarday
                           C3 Technical Committee Chairman
                           The role of PIARC in Latin America

                           Mr. Kesogukewele Msita
                           C20 Technical Committee Chairman

                            Cultural Evente

09:45 – 10:00              Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00        Plenary Session
                           HDM-4

11:00 - 11:15              Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30              Panel 1
                           HDM-4 Description y Capacities
                           Moderator: Colin Ellis
                           Speakers will be confirmed as soon as possible.

12:30 - 13:30              Lunch

13:30 - 16:00        Panel 2
                            Developing Countries Applications
                             Program Planning and Evaluation
                             Maintenance Program Formulation
                             Evaluation of options for road section maintenance
                            Moderator: Mr. Oscar de Buen Richkarday
                            Costa Rica                              To be defined
                            México                                  To be defined




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                          Chile                                  To be defined
                          El Salvador                            To be defined

16:00 - 16:15             Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30             Conference
                          Mr. Isidro Delgado

13 Nov -        Seminar on HDM-4, road maintenance management and pavement maintenance
                technology.

8:00 - 9:45               Panel 3
                          Developing countries adaptation and calibration
                           Activities and Procedures
                           Information needs
                          Moderator: Isidro Delgado
                          Speakers to be confirmed:
                          CHILE                                   To be defined
                          NICARAGUA                               To be defined

9:45 – 10:00              Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00             Special Issues in HDM-4
                           Environmental effects
                           Low Traffic Roads
                           Evaluation of investment options for economic penetration
                             road construction.
                          Moderator: Kesogukewele Msita
                          Speakers to be confirmed:
                          Joaquin Caraballo

12:00 - 14:00             Lunch

14:00 - 15:30             Special Issues for developing countriesTo be defined
                           Moderator: Annia Beleida Alfaro Quesada
                           Speakers:
                           Costa Rican experience about Rural Road Maintenance
                             Eduardo Barquero, Consultant MOPT/GTZ Project
                           El Salvador experience about BOT contracts
                             Jacinto Reyes, Contracts Director.

Plenary Session

15:30 - 17:00             Where to know and learn more: Training options and information
                          resources.
                          Colin Ellis              C3 Technical Committe member




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                          Keso Msita                   C20 Technical Committee Chairman
                          Oscar de Buen                C3 Technical Committee Chairman
                          Ministry of Transports Costa Rica (To be defined)
                          Mario Arce                   Materials and Structures National
                                                       Laboratory
17:00                     Meeting Adjourns

17:30                     Cultural Event

14 Nov -       Seminar on HDM-4, road maintenance management and pavement maintenance
               technology.

8:00 - 18:00        Technical Visit
                    Participative Road Maintenance Program
                    Location: San Isidro Del General




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                 SEMINAR AND MEETINGS INFORMATION
DATE
C3 and C20 Technical Committees Meetings: November 11, 2002.
Seminar: November 12-14, 2002.
Tecnical Visit: November 14, 2002.

SEMINAR VENUE
La Condesa Hotel, Heredia Costa Rica

LANGUAGES
Seminar
Spanish
Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available.

REGISTRATION
Registration is at the Hotel on November 12,2002, from 8:00-9:00
Participants will receive an identification card and a portfolio containing a pen, notebook, the
official program and seminar papers.

Registration Costs:

            Delegates:                             $150.00USD

One delegate from each country with GNP less than US$3,100 will be entitled to support from the
PIARC Special Fund, up to 100% of travel expenses or up to 100% of accommodation expenses.

For further information or application for the Special Fund please contact....

Gilbert Batac
Oficina Central Piarc
piarc@wanadoo.fr
gilbert.aipcr@wanadoo.fr

Registration must be done with:
Ms. Rosa Ma. Morales R.
e-mail: rmorales@mopt.go.cr or citmopt@racsa.co.cr
Fax: (506) 257-8097 or 223-9384, ext. 2388 or 2762




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REGISTRATION PAYMENT
Registration payment will be done when you register to the seminar or can be made by non-
American credit card, bank draft, telegraphic transfer, cheque or US dollars in cash to the account
that will be given in the next announcement. . All payment must be in US dollars.

Please ensure that PIARC is added in parenthesis

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to the Organising Secretary either by email, fax
or post. All refunds will be issued in the same format as payment was received.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received before 1 November 2002 will be refunded less an administration fee.

Cancellations received after 1 November 2002 will not receive a refund.


RIGHTS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
The participants will have the right to:

   Attendance to the sessions
   Enjoy programmed coffee breaks, lunches and welcome-farewell cocktails ( these to be
    confirmed)
   Transport service to and from the hotel to the San José airport

ACCOMMODATION

The hotel selected is the La Condesa Hotel, in Heredia which is20 km. from San José. However,
the organising committee provide information of two hotels in San José.

To obtain these special seminar prices the participants and their companions must book their
accommodation directly with the hotel and provide this information to

                                       Rosa María Morales
                               Directora de Gestión Tecnológica
                             Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte
                                            Costa Rica
                                    Telephone: +506-223-9377
                                           Fax: +506 - 2578098
                                  E-mail: rmorales@mopt.go.cr




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They vary in cost to allow for different budgets:


    HOTEL                 RADISSON                      LA CONDESA                 TRYP COROBICI

                   TEL:(506)-257-8220             TEL:(506)-208-22-22           TEL:(506)-231-6512
                   FAX:(506)-257-8192             FAX:(506)-289-89-90           FAX: (506)-231-6013
                   Contact:                       Contact:                      Contacto:
                   Yorleny Cano                   Silvia Vargas                 Beliza Solís
                   ycano@radisson.co.cr           Silviav@gruporeal.co.cr       bsolis@melia.co.cr
                                                  Marcela Miranda:
                                                  mmiranda@gruporeal.co.cr
                                                  (506) 267-6000
HOTEL              San José, calle 3 avenida 15   Heredia, San Rafael next to   San José, Autopista General
ADDRESS            Barrio Tournon                 Club El Castillo              Cañas, next to la Nissan
SINGLE ROOM        $85 +16.39% tax                $ 75 + 16.39% tax             $75.00 + 16.39% tax
                   Buffet breakfast included.     Buffet breakfast included     American breakfast
                                                                                included , transport
                                                                                airport-hotel-airport
                                                                                $5 per person for
                                                                                transport to the location of
                                                                                the event.
                                                                                Use of SPA
DOUBLE ROOM        $95 +16.39% tax                $ 80 + 16.39% tax             $80.00 + 16.39% tax
                   Buffet breakfast included      Buffet breakfast included
LUNCH (Buffet)     $12 +10% tax                   $18.50 23% tax                $15 minimum + 10% tax

DINNER             $12 + 10% tax                  Miramontes Restaurante        $15 minimum + 10% tax
                                                  $18.50 + 15% tax
                                                  El Patio $15.00 + 15% tax

After booking your accommodation with the hotel contact person you may contact the C3/C20
contact persons or the organising committee.

PROGRAM FOR COMPANIONS
During the seminar there are several tours available for companions, including San José city, trips
to beautiful, warm beaches, volcanos and places where one could admire the flora and the fauna.
Tours are on air-conditioned buses, require a minimum of 7 persons and include excellent guides.




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TOURS
Enjoy Costa Rica’s beautiful tourist spots, history, beaches and scenery. Tourist packages and tours
suitable for all budgets and possibilities are available before or after the seminar.

                         TOUR                                     Precio por Pax
Canopy San José de Montaña                                             $59
Teleferic of Rainforest                                                $60
Teleferic & Hike Tropical Forest                                       $ 99
Teleferic & Safari Sarapiquí River                                     $ 99
Poas Volcano                                                           $ 59
Falls Gardens La Paz & Poás Volcano                                    $ 89
Falls Gardens La Paz                                                   $ 83
Britt Coffee                                                           $ 39
Butterfly                                                              $ 30
Britt Coffee - Butterfly                                               $ 65
Highlights Tour 4 en 1                                                 $ 84
Typical Costarrican Nights Ram Luna                                    $ 65
San José City Tour                                                     $ 35
Irazú- Orosi –Lánkaster                                                $ 59
Sarchí                                                                 $ 35
Arenal & Hot Springs                                                   $ 79
Aiport Tranfer La Condesa /                                            $ 10
Tortuga Island                                                         $ 65
White Water Rafting Pacuare                                            $ 80


More information about this tours, please contact Mr. Alejandro Villalobos, teléfonos: (506) 399-
0539 ó (506) 262-3424.




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GENERAL INFORMATION

 Credits Cards
  The hotels, restaurants and stores accept credits cards Visa and Master Card.

 Currency
  American dollar circulates freely in the country. it is advisable to have some Colones.(Costa
  Rican currency) The hotels can change American dollars to Colones. Other foreign currencies
  must be exchanged at the banks or airport.

 Passport
  The participants need passport for their entrance in the country

 Rental Cars
  The principal agencies have counters at the airports and in the main hotels.

 Climate
  Sub-tropical climate.

 What to wear
  Informal clothes are recommended.

 Electricity
  The voltage of the electric system in Costa Rica is of 110 volts. You should foresee transformer
  for all electrical equipment that doesn't have these characteristics.




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We look forward to seeing you in San José, Costa Rica.
Please contact the Organising Committee for any other information:

Ing. Oscar de Buen Richkarday
C3 Technical Committee Chairman
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes.
Tel: (52) 55-55193013
Fax: (52) 55-55381724
E-mail: odebuen@sct.gob.mx
Ing. Bernardo José Ortiz Mantilla
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes.
Tel: (52) 55-55198689
Fax: (52) 55-55381724
E-mail: bortizma@sct.gob.mx

Keso Msita
C20 Technical Committee Chairman
E-mail:msita@raha.com

Leslie Wright
C20 Point or Contact for Costa Rica Event
E-mail: Leslie.Wright@fhwa.dot.gov

Costa Rican Organising Committee
Annia Beleida Alfaro Quesada
Secretary Organising Committee
Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte
SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel: (506) 2239377
Fax: (506) 2578098
E-mail: balfaro@mopt.go.cr

Rosa María Morales
Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte
Telephone: (506) 2239377, ext. 2388 or 2762.
Telephone: (506) 257-8097
Fax: (506) 2578098
E-mail: rmorales@mopt.go.cr




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    HDM-4, ROAD MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND
   PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
                                      REGISTRATION


Name:_________________________________________________________________

Passport No. ____________________________________________________________

Profession:______________________________________________________________

Country:_________________________________City:____________________________

Organization :____________________________________________________________

Postal Address:___________________________________________________________

e-mail:__________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________Fax:____________________________

Hotel :

La Condesa_____      Corobicí____ Radisson____ Other: (Specify):__________________

Technical Visit        YES_________________________NO_______________________

SIGNATURE_____________________________________________________________

Please send this paper to :

Licda. Rosa Ma. Morales R., to the following address:
E-Mail: rmorales@mopt.go.cr ó citmopt@racsa.co.cr
Fax: (506)256-4560
Telephone: (506) 257-8097 ó 223- 9384, ext. 2388 ó 2762




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