Transport Economist (Regional)
Project: PCR Validation Report
Period: 01/2016 – 02/2016
Description: The consultant carried out validation reviews of selected Project Completion Reports (PCRs) in the transport sector prepared by the regional departments of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Benefits from this validation system include (i) improved analysis and reporting of ADB results and lessons, and greater accountability toward ADB clients and shareholders; (ii) independent project ratings, where IED − validated rating will stand as the official project rating; (iii) greater incentive for operations departments to produce higher quality PCRs as these are subjected to independent evaluation; and (iv) PCR validation reports (PVRs) provide inputs to higher level evaluations, economic and sector/thematic studies, and eventually, country partnership strategy formulation.
Parking Policy Specialist (Mongolia)
Project: Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development
Period: 12/2015 – 11/2016
Description: The capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) in urban transport was approved to support Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Investment Program (MFF). The main objective of the consultancy is to prepare background works and institutional capacity enhancement of the executing agency (Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government) and implementing agencies for the MFF implementation. Specifically, the Parking Policy Specialist is responsible for coordinating with the Team Leader in the preparation of the reporting requirements, conduct of trainings, and fielding of surveys.
Road Policy Expert (Rwanda)
Project: Rwanda Feeder Roads Development Project
Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda/World Bank
Period: 07/2015 – 02/2016
Description: The overall objective of the assignment is to enhance socially and economically sustainable development of the population in Rwanda by elimination of constraints to road transport and consequent reduction in costs. Development of feeder roads will enhance improved transport operations resulting in the opening of currently isolated rural communities to access agricultural markets, collection centers of staple crops, output, input flows and access to social services. It would also facilitate direct access for isolated communities in situation of food insecurity emergency cases. Since this component of the Transport and Agriculture sectors feeds into multi-ministerial operations, the approval of a separate policy and strategy is recommended.
Axle Load Specialist (Cambodia)
Project: Second Road Asset Management Project (ADB TA 41123-014 CAM)
Client: Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd
Period: 06/2015 – 07/2015
Description: The expert joined the ongoing ADB TA 41123-014 CAM: Second Road Asset Management Project in Cambodia. This project is a priority project in the government’s key infrastructure development agenda as it provides a strong foundation for road asset management regime of national and provincial road network of Cambodia.
Land Use Specialist (China)
Project: Research on Intensive and Economical Land Use Mode in Small
and Medium-Sized Cities and Small Towns
Period: 05/2015 – 08/2015
Description: Mathias supports the Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Center (LCRC) of the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) in conducting a research on intensive and economical land use mode in small and medium-sized cities and small towns.
Team leader (Romania)
Project: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for Growth Poles in Romania: Lot 3 Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara
Period: 09/2014 – 08/2015
Description: Willem performs the role of the Team Leader of the project team put together by Arup.
Trainer on support systems for public transport in Almaty (Kazahstan)
Project: City Almaty Sustainable Transport project
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Period: 07/2014 – 08/2014
Description: The consultant provided capacity building and training on support systems for planning, operation and management of public transport with the aim to improve the quality and efficiency of public transport services. He also adviced on software programs for public transport scheduling and rostering; and delivered a quick scan on existing support systems for public transport currently in use at the Public Transport Authority “Transport Holding Company”) and set out priorities for improvement.
Road Safety Specialist (Pakistan)
Project: Provincial Road Improvement Project
Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Period: 06/2014 – 12/2014
Description: The consultant helped the Works and Services Department of the Government of Sindh (WSD) to prepare a project to rehabilitate about 400 km provincial roads; review the established road asset management system (RAMS) for renewing and upgrading; prepare provincial road safety framework and action plan; and assess the capacity of WSD and provide training.
Traffic Engineer (Saudi Arabia)
Project: Riyadh Metro - R&R Traffic Impact Studies
Client: Dornier Consulting GmbH
Period: 05/2014 – 11/2014
Description: The expert worked on Traffic Impact Studies for the above project, including the following tasks: preparation of methodology report; analysis of current traffic conditions; defining and analysing traffic and pedestrial counts; analysis of vehicles flows incl. OD matrix; assessment of future conditions based on forecast methods; analysis of pedestrian access; identification of potential conflicts; definition of mitigation measures; and report writing.
Senior advisor on Transport Economics (Saudi Arabia)
Project: In house position at the Ministry of Economy and Planning of Saudi Arabia
Client: GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationalle Zusammenarbeit GmbH)
Period: 10/2013 – 10/2014
Description: The expert was responsible for the elaboration of contributions that fall under the key mandates of the Ministry in the transport sector, including cross-sector issues (environment, sustainable transport development, transport safety etc.).
Parking Management Expert (Kazakhstan)
Project: Astana On-street Parking Management Project
Client: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Period: 04/2013 – 07/2013
Description: Willem carried out a feasibility study for the introduction of paid parking in Astana, the Capital of Kazakhstan.
The study included the preparation of a Parking Strategy for the City, completion of parking surveys and a feasibility study of introduction of a parking regulation system as outlined in the Parking Strategy.
Traffic Safety Expert (Saudi Arabia)
Project: Thumama Traffic Safety Review Study
Client: Dornier Consulting GmbH
Period: 04/2012 – 12/2012
Description: The consultant undertook the analysis of accident reports on a total of 50 km road sections in Riyadh. Highlight Safety issues and needs to be addressed, develop traffic safety options, support with cost benefit analysis were also part of his tasks. Based on the analysis he also proposed improved road design in order to improve road safety.
Parking Management Expert (Saudi Arabia)
Project: King Abdullah Financial District Master Plan
Client: Dornier Consulting GmbH
Period: 03/2008 – 09/2008
Description: Willem delivered the elaboration of Parking Issues in the Master Plan, including: the demand stimation, elaboration of an appropriate Parking Management system under security constraints; the internal Transport System organization; and the functional design of Parking Facilities.