Tajikistan’s road assets reportedly reach 2.566 billion somonis
5 months ago Web Desk 0
The objective of road asset management is generally to optimize the economic benefits by minimizing the sum of maintenance costs and road user costs—road asset management looks not only at the maintenance costs for the road entities, but also at the road transport costs for road users, encompassing all the costs related to road transport (total road transport costs). Road asset management can help determine the optimal funding levels that help minimize these total road transport costs for a country, and can demonstrate how available funding can best be allocated to specific roads or road sections, and to specific types of maintenance and repair.
A total length of roads in Tajikistan is now about 27,000 kilometers, including more than 14,000 kilometers of roads together with 2,232 bridges being on the balance sheet of the Ministry of Transport and about 13,000 kilometers of other roads being on the balance sheet of other agencies and organizations.
Meanwhile, Tajikistan tops the Central Asian nations in terms of quality of roads.
According to the Global Competitiveness Index, published annually by the World Economic Forum, Tajikistan ranks 50th among 141 countries in terms of quality of roads.
In a couple of years, Tajikistan has managed to considerably improve its position in the Global Competitiveness Index in terms of quality of roads, climbing 20 positions in this rating – from the 70th place in 2017 to the 50th place in 2019.
While creating the rating, its authors probably did not take into account the quality of roads in the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).
The Road quality indicator is one of the components of the Global Competitiveness Index. It represents an assessment of the quality of roads in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey, a long-running and extensive survey tapping the opinions of over 14,000 business leaders in 144 countries.
Source: Asia Plus