Uzbekistan is a landlocked country providing a key transit point for Central Asian countries looking to trade among themselves as well as the rest of Asia and Europe. As with other landlocked developing countries, it has faced several challenges in connectivity, logistics, and access to sustainable modes of transport.
Liaoning province, in the southern part of northeast People’s Republic of China (PRC), functions as a major hub between the country’s northeastern economic region and fastest-growing economic region of Pan-Bohai that includes the cities of Beijing and Tianjin.
Hebei province covers 187,600 square kilometers of northern People’s Republic of China (PRC). It surrounds PRC’s major cities of Beijing and Tianjin and, like most other provinces in the country, has rapidly urbanized over the past decades. For instance, from 38% of its total 69.4 million people in 2006, the province’s urban population swelled to 55% of the total 75.2 million in 2017.
Kiribati is one of the most remote countries in the world. It consists of 33 small coral islands, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometers of ocean. It has only one main road connecting the eastern and western islands. This main road runs the length of the extremely narrow and densely populated South Tarawa atoll.