GENEVA, Switzerland -- The World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 ranked Tajikistan 70th out of 137 world economies in terms of road quality.
Tajikistan scored 4.1 out of 7 points, ranked highest in Central Asia above Kazakhstan (115th) and Kyrgyzstan (122nd).
No ranking was provided for Uzbekistan.
Most roads in Tajikistan were rebuilt after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The main exception is in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (GBAO), where Soviet-era roads are in very poor condition, Asia-Plus reported Monday (June 4).
Well-developed infrastructure is a critical factor in economic development, said the WEF report.