Bangladesh's roads among worst in Asia
Bangladesh's roads are among the worst in Asia, according to DataLeads in a recent infograph published based on an opinion survey by the World Economic Forum.
It ranked 113th among Asian countries for road quality, only ahead of Nepal who ranked last for lack of resources, and hilly terrain posing a major barrier to development.
Singapore is ranked first in Asia, and second globally, in terms of road infrastructure. It is followed by Japan and Taiwan, who have equally well-maintained roads, ranked fifth and 11th. South Korea and Malaysia ranked 14th and 20th amongst countries with best roads in Asia.
China is ranked 39th globally. Its good roads owe to the rising economy and growing development. China has the longest highway in the world stretching 85,000 kilometres. Brunei and Sri Lanka ranked better than other South Asian countries. The condition of Indian roads is improving, with the country ranked 51st, ahead of Thailand and Pakistan at 60 and 77.
Bhutan ranked 80th, with the need to develop the road infrastructure by leaps and bounds. It is followed by Vietnam and Laos, who have also not invested much in developing road infrastructure to make travelling around the country easier.
Cambodia, ranking 93rd, has sporadic road development in both rural and urban areas. Philippines' roads are less developed compared to other East Asian countries. It is followed by Mongolia at 109 and Bangladesh at 113.