93% of roads in Philippines still unpaved

philippine roadThe Philippines have been ranked low in the 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies globally.

The report pointed out that more than 93 per cent of roads nationwide and nearly 69 per cent and 66 per cent, respectively, of provincial and national roads in the Philippines remain unpaved.

On a scale of 1 to 7 — with 1 being extremely underdeveloped and 7 extensive and efficient by global standards — road infrastructure in the Philippines scored a low 3.1. However, the result has been a slight improvement of 0.3 points over the 2011-12 period..

Of the 144 countries, the Philippines ranked 87th (from 113th in the previous WEF survey) for the overall state of its public infrastructure, with particularly low marks for the quality of its seaports and airports.

Except for Vietnam, which scored a much lower 2.6, other ASEAN countries in the region garnered the following scores on the quality of their roads: Singapore, 6.5; Malaysia, 5.7;  Thailand, 5; and Indonesia, 3.5.

The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways in a statement acknowledged that the country “is lagging behind its neighbours in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in terms of quality infrastructure and in particular, the quality of roads.”

However, the department said that with planned investments of $17.5 billion over the coming years it was confident that the Philippines’ ranking would improve before the end of President Benigno Aquino’s term in June 2016.

 



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The Philippines have been ranked low in the 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies globally. The report pointed out that more than 93 per cent of roads nationwide and nearly 69 per cent and 66 per cent, respectively, of provincial and national roads in the Philippines remain unpaved. On a scale of 1 to 7 — with 1 being extremely underdeveloped and 7 extensive and efficient by global standards — road infrastructure in the Philippines scored a low 3.1. However, the result has been a slight improvement of...

philippine roadThe Philippines have been ranked low in the 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies globally.

The report pointed out that more than 93 per cent of roads nationwide and nearly 69 per cent and 66 per cent, respectively, of provincial and national roads in the Philippines remain unpaved.

On a scale of 1 to 7 — with 1 being extremely underdeveloped and 7 extensive and efficient by global standards — road infrastructure in the Philippines scored a low 3.1. However, the result has been a slight improvement of 0.3 points over the 2011-12 period..

Of the 144 countries, the Philippines ranked 87th (from 113th in the previous WEF survey) for the overall state of its public infrastructure, with particularly low marks for the quality of its seaports and airports.

Except for Vietnam, which scored a much lower 2.6, other ASEAN countries in the region garnered the following scores on the quality of their roads: Singapore, 6.5; Malaysia, 5.7;  Thailand, 5; and Indonesia, 3.5.

The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways in a statement acknowledged that the country “is lagging behind its neighbours in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in terms of quality infrastructure and in particular, the quality of roads.”

However, the department said that with planned investments of $17.5 billion over the coming years it was confident that the Philippines’ ranking would improve before the end of President Benigno Aquino’s term in June 2016.

 



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