Analytical Note based on official statistics: road infrastructure in territorial perspective
Roads network of the country consists of 9359 km. More than half of the total lengths of roads (6016.2 km) are local roads. National roads are divided into two categories - main roads, 6 in total, which provides the main international links and republican roads, which link towns, cities and other economic, cultural, natural centers. The comparison of the available road infrastructure related to the surface of districts indicates regional disparities. Obviously, large urban centers have the densest network of roads, Chisinau exceeding more than twice the other regions, followed by mun. Balti, with a density of 51 km of roads per 100 km2.
In Moldova there is an uneven concentration of economic potential at the local level, which causes major differences in living standards between urban and rural areas within the regions.
This analytical note aims to increase the understanding and use of statistical data disaggregated at the level of regions, statistical regions and districts. The analysis is operating with statistics provided by several state institutions such as the National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Centre for state information resources, Agency “Apele Moldovei” and other institutions.