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Study: Bangladesh has second-worst roads in Asia

  • Published at 05:17 pm February 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:14 am March 1st, 2018
Study: Bangladesh has second-worst roads in Asia
According to the Global Competitiveness Index of 2017-2018, Bangladesh has the second-worst roads in Asia. [caption id="attachment_190694" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rajib Dhar[/caption] The index has a score of 1-7. Bangladesh scored just 3.1 for quality of roads, a subsection under infrastructure. In terms of overall infrastructure, Bangladesh scored worse with 2.9, the second-worst among Asian countries. [caption id="attachment_81790" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Focus Bangla[/caption] The only country below Bangladesh is Nepal – which has a dismal 2.8 score and is prone to earthquakes, floods, and landslides. [caption id="attachment_249619" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Off-road vehicles are the primary means of transport in Himalayan mountain roads Bigstock[/caption] The best roads in Asia belong to Singapore which has a score of 6.3 out of 7.   [caption id="attachment_249620" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Traffic on a road in Chinatown of Singapore Bigstock[/caption] The index, as prepared by the World Economic Forum, is part of an annual report which examines a wide range of variables to rank countries in terms of competitiveness in the global context. The entire report is attached below: