WIT Press


The Role Of The Transport Road Network In The Economic Development Of Saudi Arabia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT090251

Volume

107

Pages

11

Page Range

275 - 285

Published

2009

Size

306 kb

Author(s)

M. Aldagheiri

Abstract

The development of the transport road network plays an important role in the economic development of a country and, therefore, the kilometre-age of paved roads existing in a country is often used as an index to assess the extent of its development. The proper development of the transport road network not only reduces the cost of transportation, both in terms of money and time, but also helps in the integration of various regions within the country and the better understanding of neighbouring countries at the international level. The transport road network in Saudi Arabia contributed to the development of the country by bringing in direct benefits from its role in the development of some sectors, such as minerals, agriculture, industry and commerce. In vast countries like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the main population centres are not only scattered all over the country but are also separated by deserts, sand dunes, valleys and mountains, a reliable transport road network becomes all the more important and essential. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the level of the transport road network in Saudi Arabia. Keywords: transport road network, economic development, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords

transport road network, economic development, Saudi Arabia