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close this bookPrivate Sector Participation in Municipal Solid Waste Services in Developing Countries (WB, 1994, 64 p.)
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View the documentContracting for transfer and disposal
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View the documentSolid waste collection by franchzse
View the documentInformal sector solid waste collection
View the documentRecycling and resource recovery
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View the documentBuild, own, operate, and transfer (BOOT)
View the documentBuild, own, and operate (BOO)
View the documentSolid waste recycling concessions
View the documentOpen Competition
View the documentRenew their fleet as well as make a profit (11).
View the documentSolid waste recycling
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View the documentMaintenance and repair

Maintenance and repair

2.78 One of the most typical services for which governments turn to open competition is maintenance and repair service. For minor repairs of solid waste collection trucks, several quotations from private workshops are obtained within a matter of hours, and the repair job is given to the lowest qualified bidder. For example, even though Bangkok operates a central garage for major repair and overhaul of the city's entire fleet of rolling stock, equipment is sent by the districts to private workshops for minor repairs. The same situation occurs in Seoul (11). Both cities have enormous traffic congestion problems, and it can take hours to drive across the city. It is expeditious and generally less expensive to have a minor repair done locally, in the vicinity of each district office, than to send it to the central garage.