In recent years, particularly in many developing countries, road developers have failed to give sufficient consideration to road safety features in the design and construction of highways. As a result, these roads have become more deadly.
Western Mongolia struggles to attract investment due to high transportation costs, but thus may soon change with the construction of a new regional corridor.
Re-examining the design of rural road projects will make them more effective in improving the lives of the people living nearby.
Improved rural road infrastructure enables connectivity and safe mobility. It also affects access to health, education and economic opportunities.
Roads in Asia and the Pacific have brought us essential supplies and services, frontline workers, food and now vaccines. It is time to revive these vital arteries to prepare for economic recovery.