Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Investigation on Causes of Delays and Cost Overruns of Construction Projects in Afghanistan

Author(s): Irshad Habibi

The research indicates a big role of delay and cost overrun during the execution of construction projects in Afghanistan. However, in Afghanistan, due to a number of hurdles, a majority of construction projects are not completed in the required time, unfortunately. This research paper illustrates the investigation of the reasons why cost overruns delay construction projects. Problems were investigated via questionnaires, interviews physically with the person, On-site interviews with officials of the survey planned focusing on the main factors which could affect the budget delay in time overruns. A Questionnaire survey was filled with around 91 responders and found the three most perilous factors of Time Overrun are: (1) Challenge of security during the implementation of projects, (2) Corruption, (3) Difficulties in the financing of the project by the contractor, furthermore, find three most critical factors of Cost Overruns are: (1) Meager site management and administration, (2) Accidents during construction, (3) Wrong selection of technical staff

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