The success of mine and petroleum project depends on reliable access to various types of infrastructure, including ports and railways, power to run the mine, water to be used in processing, internet and telecommunications, etc. In this chapter, Perrine Toledano looks at ways in which infrastructure for extraction may be leveraged to promote broader development gains by implementing what is called shared use of the mining related infrastructure. She addresses economies of scale and scope. If shared use is implemented correctly, developmental impact can be tremendous, but certain types of infrastructure yield greater benefits than others. Case studies are used to illustrate these points. Professor Toledano also addresses the challenges of implementing shared-use infrastructure, and a few pre-conditions must be met to ensure success.
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