GO-ELS Ltd. Investigation and Analysis of Natural Hazard Impacts on Linear Infrastructure in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/7972.
This report presents the findings of a
study of geohazards along 850 km of roads in Southern
Kyrgyzstan (KG) and their potential impact on road
rehabilitation projects throughout the country. This report
presents the findings of a short "fact finding"
study on geological hazards (or geohazards) as they relate
to ongoing and future planned road rehabilitation projects
throughout KG and provides recommendations on activities
that could be carried out in KG over the coming years in
order to utilize the expertise and data available in country
in order to facilitate and improve road design and
monitoring/mitigation of geohazard impacts. Section two
provides an introduction to the report and section three
provides background information behind the study, the
objectives and a brief description of the scope of work.
Section four describes geohazards in general and details
those specifically threatening road developments in KG.
Section five describes current road design practices and
codes and standards within KG while. Section six discussed
briefly the potential economic consequences of geohazards on
major roads in KG. Section seven discusses geohard design,
mitigation and monitoring of geohazards and presents two
examples of detailed geohazard assessment and design and
construction techniques developed in other countries.
Sections eight and nine present the conclusions and
recommendations arising from the study. References are
listed in section ten.