- The Belgian road network is not known as the best in the world, but now it appears that in countries like Namibia and Rwanda roads are even better off. That is what the World Economic Forum (WEF) concludes in a report.
The World Competitiveness Report looks at how competitive a country is in the economic field. A variety of factors are examined for this, including the quality of the road network.
The quality of the Belgian roads is assessed with a 4.5 out of 7. This brings Belgium the 46th place of the total of 137 countries.
Morocco (43), Rwanda (32) and Namibia (31) score significantly better. The Netherlands can be found in fifth place with a score of 6.1.
The best roads in the world can be found in the United Arab Emirates (6.4 out of 7). Also Singapore (6.3) is doing well on spot two. Switzerland (6.3) closes the top three.
The future of the road network of the Belgians does not look rosy. According to the report, this threatens to become even worse.