The ranking, a good news for the Saudi government, has been praised by the kingdom transport ministry, which noted the Gulf country now boasts a road network of more than 68,000 km.
The ministry also pointed out that it had completed 55 road projects during the first half of 2018, Trade Arabia reports. Some 124 road projects have been so far restructured and rescheduled.
The GCR, a publication of the World Economic Forum (WEF) also ranks the Sunni-dominated kingdom 30th worldwide on the Road Quality Index. On this index, the kingdom has gone up four ranks compared to its ranking last year.