Brazil’s state of Paraíba has the fourth best road network in Brazil, according to a survey released this month by the National Transport Confederation (CNT).
The survey which evaluated the roads from aspects such as quality of the pavement and signalling of roads, issued Paraíba a 56% rate in excellent / good ratings.
According to the research of CNT (CNT Transport Yearbook 2016), Paraiba is the second state in the Northeast with better assessed roads, second only to the state of Alagoas, which achieved a 79% rate and achieving higher rates than the states of Pernambuco (47%) and Bahia (45%). In the rest of the country Paraíba only lost to São Paulo (84%) and Rio de Janeiro (62%).
The report signed by journalist Rita Azevedo points out that only 43% of Brazilian highways are in good condition. The data also reveals that of the 100,763 kilometres of highways across the country, 43,104 were classified as good or excellent and 35,105 as regular. The remaining 22,554 kilometres, according to the study, are in the worst situation.
Since 2011, the Paraíba Pathways Program has paved or restored about 2,400 km of roads, with an investment of R$ 1.2 billion, placing Paraíba among states with one of the best road networks. Thus, Paraiba is accredited to ensure their economic development and improving the quality of life of its people.
States with better assessed roads, according to the CNT Yearbook 2016 Transport – National Confederation of Transport:
São Paulo (84%) – Alagoas (79%) – Rio de Janeiro (62%) – Paraiba (56%) – Federal District (54%) – Rondonia (51%) – Paraná (48%) – Pernambuco (47%) – Bahia (45%) – Mato Grosso do Sul (44%)