Dutch roads are in global top three

After Singapore and Switzerland, and the Netherlands would have the best roads. Yet, scores of our country are quite low in the area of accessibility, because of the relatively long time it takes to get from A to B, an index of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

That is because of the many cars and traffic jams in a relatively small country, reports the business news website Business Insider (BI) Saturday on the basis of the figures of the WEF.

The annual measure of the international competitive positions of 140 countries was published this week. The WEF calculates the international concurrentieindex on the basis of various factors, such as security, the tax environment, education and infrastructure.

BI notes that the Netherlands in the top three of countries with the best quality lanes. But in terms of accessibility, our country is on the 24th place.

The WEF takes into account the average speed at which people move between the ten largest cities in a country. Germany (place six), France (spot nine) and Belgium (place nineteen) do a lot better than the Netherlands.

American cities best reached

On average, American cities best reached, followed by those in Saudi Arabia and Spain. In the African Mauritania to get the least easy to get from A to B. The worst possible roads are located on the Caribbean island of Haiti.

All in all, the competitive position of the Netherlands this year declined. Our country is no longer in the list of the five most competitive economies of the world, revealed earlier this week. On the Global Competitiveness Index, the Netherlands takes sixth place. Last year, the Netherlands is on place four.