Developing countries--a challenge to project managers
Those project managers who implement construction projects in developing countries often encounter numerous obstacles and challenges that are both intrinsic and extrinsic to the project. This article examines the challenges involved in managing construction projects in six developing countries in Asia: Vietnam, Borneo, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, and Papua New Guinea. It details each project's scope and challenges as well as each country's project-related elements, such as its construction industry, workforce, and infrastructure. It then outlines each project's implementation techniques in relation to such project management areas as documentation, communication, financial control, procurement, and labor. It then describes the lessons learned from these projects in relation to seven areas of construction project management: design, construction equipment, cost control systems, communication, contract law, planning, and site management.