Oman most-improved nation in last 40 years, UN index says.
The country that has made the most strides in the past 40 years, particularly education, is a small Middle Eastern nation of just three million people: Oman. This is followed by China, Nepal, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
This isn't a surprise: 40 years ago, Oman was still effectively in the dark ages, with no infrastructure and a country locked into a life of subsistence fishing and goat herding. Most people were extremely improverished.
Then HM took over, and Oman's renaissance began.
So, well done HM.
Meanwhile, I see we are keeping up our policy of population control via the fatal accident rate.
4 more killed in Oman road accident
5 November 2010 MUSCAT — It was another day of tragedy on Oman’s roads on Wednesday with four people killed in a terrible accident in the wilayat of Barka.
The mishap, that also seriously injured six others, occurred when the driver of a speeding three-tonne pick-up heading to Muscat from the Batinah region lost control of the vehicle after one of its tyres burst, police said.
It turned over and landed on the other side of the dual carriageway, colliding with four cars coming from the opposite direction. The four deceased were travelling in the cars; two of them died instantly, while the other two victims succumbed to their injuries later.
The incident, which happened around 7pm, held up traffic on the highway for several hours.
On Tuesday, three youngsters riding motorcycles, died in two separate accidents in Amerat in the capital and Sohar in the Batinah region. The victims in Amerat were two teenagers, aged 15 and 19. They were killed when their bike was hit by a vehicle, one of them dying on the spot and the other in hospital.
In the Sohar incident, the victim, a 21-year-old man, was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.