The Kingdom of Bahrain ranked third in the Arab world and 25th globally in the Road Quality Index according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The report showed progress in the Kingdom’s ranking in the road quality index as it has advanced six places compared to last year, indicating that Bahrain is one of the eight best countries in Asia in the quality of highways.
Bahrain pays great attention to the development of roads and public streets projects. allocating 24% of the GCC support scheme for the development of the road construction sector.
The budget included 11 projects, most notably the Bahrain North Highway project, with a budget of BD 94 million, and the construction of the road leading to the city of Salman worth BD 75.18 million. In addition to the project of developing Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah Street – the intersection of Alba and Nuwaidrat- and the project of the exits of the East-Hidd Housing Project.
It is worth mentioning that the Global Competitiveness Report is one of the most important global reports that monitor the performance and competitiveness of the economies of the world countries in terms of strengths and weaknesses, and their repercussions on the living standards, the prosperity of their people.
Oman ranked first in the Arab world and 14th in the world, while Saudi Arabia was fourth in the list with a global ranking in 34th place.
The fifth-place went to the first non-Gulf Arab country, Morocco with a global ranking in the 43rd place, while Kuwait ranked sixth in the Arab world and 63 globally, and Jordan ranked seventh at the level of Arab countries and 68 in the world.