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Function of the FIIDCA

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Following its mandate, the Agency will play key roles to fulfill its major responsibilities, as highlighted below:

  • Develop a Master (Strategic) Plan, which will serve for the Agency as a Road Map and Guide or a Platform to spearhead coordination and integration of the development and implementation of major national and regional infrastructure projects, by project sponsors and stakeholders;
  • Prepare, in collaboration with other relevant organs, National Infrastructure Master Plan and integrated infrastructure development works plan and ensure that it is implemented by implementing organs;
  • Facilitate and work across jurisdictions, including Federal and Regional Agencies to identify and prioritize and develop an integrated and coordinated plan for implementation of major infrastructure projects;
  • Create an effective partnership framework for the nation’s critical infrastructure that fosters integrated, collaborative engagement and interaction among public and private sector partners;
  • Provide technical and managerial support to regional state agencies, which may undertake nationally or regionally vital or significant infrastructure projects (e.g. renewable energy researches and pilot projects; road construction to a major historical or tourist site etc.);
  • Devise a mechanism for optimum use and share of flexible and common resources and facilities with the idea of broadening and maximizing usage of infrastructure facilities and rationalize in order to get the best value from the infrastructure facilities and save nation’s scare resources. The facilities are wide ranging and can include fiber optics (for telecom, Intelligent Transport System, Power, etc), service station for wider use, camp sites, common right of way for different use, and so on. There would be obvious and many benefits to joint provision and shared use of facilities as stipulated below:
  1. Less duplication and maximized use of nation’s facilities and services;
  2. Reduce operating costs;
  3. Increased usage and revenue from facilities;
  4. Shared capital costs, services, resources, and expertise;
  5. Ensuring the protection and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure;
  6. Improved relationship among infrastructure implementing organs; and many other.
  • Develop guidelines and mechanisms for early identification of potential conflicts and risks and work closely with stakeholders to advance and institutionalize the best practices in infrastructure project planning, design, implementation, coordination, prevention and mitigation of project risks; also document lessons learned for reference and education.
  • Develop formulas and standards for assessment of compensation to be paid, in accordance with the law, to third parties and communities for expropriated land holdings and properties, which may be removed in the course of undertaking infrastructure works; keep records and monitor their implementation.
  • Develop standards and institutionalize best practices for improving safety on construction sites; institutionalize and develop safety culture in infrastructure project planning, integration and coordinations by project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Develop standards and guidelines and issue directives, in collaboration with stakeholders to protect and preserve the precious natural resources, particularly the environment, water and air, as well as forests and green areas in areas where integrated infrastructure projects are planned and built; monitor their implementations with relevant and concerned agencies and stakeholders. Institutionalize green and safe culture in infrastructure projects.
  • Develop and determine codes, designs, color type and standards of signs and markings used in existing and new infrastructure projects and; instruct and inspect  that every implementing organ to use the signs and markings at the right place and time;
  • Spearhead the effort to use advanced technologies and systems to leverage effective planning, design, implementation, coordination and integration of major infrastructure projects. This will include development, customization and utilization of national database, mapping, project management and scheduling best practices and software tools.
  • Provide training on integrated infrastructure development planning, design and implementation. This will include spearheading development of training materials and manuals, webinars and on site lessons to advance adoption and institutionalization of best practices; exchangeing of new ideas, experiences and lessons learned among stakeholders and sponsors of major infrastructure projects.
  • Enhance effective communications and transparency between project sponsors and stakeholders as well as with the public, as required to promote accountability, minimize risks and save time and money during implementation of major infrastructure projects.
  • Develop metrics for tracking and performance evaluation of the progress, coordination, integration and implementation of major infrastructure projects by project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Submit annual and semi-annual reports or as required to the Board, Prime Minister and other major stakeholders (including parliament) on the status and progress of major infrastructure projects; including their schedules, milestones, coordination and integration challenges as well as potential conflicts and risks, which may have been prevented or mitigated or may still be on the horizon.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:48 )  

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