PRIORITY NEEDS OF ROAD DEVELOPMENT IN ASIAN COUNTRIES

BESOINS ROUTIERS PRIORITAIRES EN ASIE

This article presents some statistical data about the economic conditions of various Asian countries and territories, and discusses the current status and problems of roads in South East Asia. For each of 16 countries, a table gives: (1) total length of roads (km); (2) total length of paved roads (km); (3) total length of road in metres per head; (4) total length of road per area (m/sqkm); (5) pavement ratio (%); and (6) year of information (usually 1983). There is a strong correlation between the road provision and economic condition of each country. Hong Kong and Singapore have high values of total length of road per area, and have pavement ratios exceeding 90%. Laos and Bangladesh have pavement ratios below 10%. When discussions are held on the road problems of South East Asia, its countries are classified into four groups, depending on their economic condition: (1) motorisation not yet fully developed, and improved road networks needed for rapid economic growth; (2) relatively developed rail network needed; (3) motorisation developed, and many new major roads needed; and (4) fully established transport infrastructure, high standard roads, and severe congestion and traffic safety problems. Priority needs vary accordingly.

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    Permanent International Assoc of Road Congresses

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  • Authors:
    • SUMIYOSHI, Y
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • Accession Number: 00719947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM