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ASALIFEW AYELE ANEGAGREGN; Dr. Fetene Bogale
The problem of delays in public construction industry is a global phenomenon and there is no exception at AAWSA-WSDRPO. The objective of this study is to identify the delay factors and the effect on the project completion of six water and sanitation projects. This study takes an integrated approach and attempts to analyze the impact of effects. A questionnaire survey was conducted to identify the causes and effects delay from the client, contractors and clients. About 46 respondents participated in the survey. Relative Importance Index and regression analysis had conducted. This study identified the most important causes of delay from a list; 4 different causes and 2 different effects of delay and the recommendation to reduce the delay. The most significant causes were ROW issues, delays in Letter of Credit & sluggish procurement system, design change and consultant’s inefficiency. Two main effects of delay were time and cost overruns.To overcome these delays trouble, the office is informed to lobby the city administration to amend its compensation package for displaced citizens of the project sites. And the office is also commented to build sense of ownership of different water and sanitation projects at the heart of the communities (settled at the project’s site); by providing a potable water supply and sewerage disposal system and then ROW issues will alleviate. Giving a special attention to the timely obtain ability of the foreign currency for those projects and convincing & influencing of the city officials to not to take a part on the ongoing projects that mostly resulted to design change, should be the coursework of WSDRPO. In addition to the use of strong consultant selection criteria and methodology, the office is recommended to apply tight control and follow-up of the consultancy service projects.