- SL has mean road speed of 50Km/h same as Bolivia and above B’desh and Nicaragua
- IMF analysis shows the world’s fastest roads are found in richer economies
Sri Lanka is among the nations in the world that has the slowest roads, which indicate the economy is facing obstacles in its development effort, an IMF analysis revealed.
Sri Lanka has a mean road speed of 50 Km/h, which is the same as Bolivia, and above only Bangladesh (41 Km/h) and Nicaragua (46 Km/h).
Falling in the slowest roads category is also India, that has a mean road speed of 58 Km/h, Afghanistan, 57 Km/h, Mongolia, 56 Km/h, and Indonesia, 55 Km/h.
The IMF analysis showed that the world’s fastest roads are found in richer economies including the United States 107 Km/h, Portugal 106 Km/h, Saudi Arabia 106 Km/h, and Canada 106 Km/h.
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