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Indonesia: Technical Strengthening and Capacity Building of Directorate General Highways

Improving Project Delivery


The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) has identified poor road construction and maintenance as one of its primary concerns. Poor road construction and maintenance in recent years has resulted in low value for money caused by low quality, cost overruns, and delays during both the construction and maintenance activities. A well-trained workforce, capable of reviewing designs and preparing realistic work plans, supervising construction, and conducting quality checks is key to developing and maintaining a successful program delivery by DGH, subsequently allowing for better quality of roads and a higher quality of life for the Indonesian people.


This activity aims to support the DGH in improving the quality of road and bridge infrastructure during the design and construction phases. The project will cover approximately a two-year cycle by providing technical assistance and supporting DGH audit teams in carrying out quality checks and audits. These audits serve to identify systemic issues in the performance of the DGH field staff, construction supervision consultants, and civil works contractors.

The identified systemic issues are addressed through on-the-job trainings during subsequent technical audits. DT Global conducts design and construction audits and proposes mitigation measures in accordance with the existing contracts. Furthermore, DT Global keeps a log of identified systemic issues and provides on-the-job trainings in order to improve the quality of road infrastructure and prevent a repeat of said systemic issues.

Goals and Results

The objectives of this activity are to:

  • Conduct design audits and construction audits of selected road design projects in collaboration with the DGH.
  • Conduct a systemic issues analysis and recommend improvements in design, construction supervision, civil works, and construction contract management.
  • Provide on-the-job training to the DGH field staff, construction supervision consultants, and civil works contractors to avoid a repeat of systemic issues.
  • Propose improvements to agreed design standards and manuals to raise the quality of construction.
2019 - 2021
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