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Bangladesh’s roads among worst in Asia

Bangladesh’s roads are among the worst in Asia, DataLeads say in a recent infograph published based on an opinion survey of the World Economic Forum.

It ranked at 113 among the Asian countries for road quality, only ahead of Nepal, ranked worst for lack of resources and hilly terrain posing a major barrier to development.

Singapore is ranked at the top in Asia and second globally in terms of road infrastructure in the country.  It is followed by Japan and Taiwan which have equally well-maintained roads ranked 5 and 11 respectively.  South Korea and Malaysia ranked 14 and 20 respectively also figure in the countries with best roads in Asia.

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China is ranked 39 in the world. It has good roads owing to the rising economy and growing development. China has the longest highway in the world stretching 85,000 kilo metres. Brunei and Sri Lanka rank better than other south Asian countries. The condition of Indian roads is getting better with the country ranked 51, ahead of Thailand and Pakistan at 60 and 77 respectively.

Bhutan ranked 80 needs to develop the road infrastructure by leaps and bounds. It is followed by Vietnam and Laos that have also not invested much in developing road infrastructure to make travelling easy around the country.

Cambodia ranked 93 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. Nepal has the worst road in Asia.

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