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3: The annual economic cost of road accidents in terms of global GDP

6: The percent of Thailand’s GDP that traffic congestion in Bangkok costs

23: The percent of global aggregate GHG emissions that stem from Asia’s motorized transport

2035: The year in which the percent of global emissions from transport are predicted to reach 46 percent

140,000: Kilometers of road developed as a result of projects promoted by intergovernmental agreements to develop a regional highway network in Asia since 1992

700,000: People killed by road accidents in the Asia-Pacific countries each year

Source: Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

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