Xinjiang to add more roads to villages

URUMQI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has announced plans to build more roads to remote villages.

According to Xinjiang transport department, 2.7 billion yuan (about 440 million U.S. dollars) will be spent on 4,000 kilometers of blacktop roads connecting all roadless townships, and on construction of roads in remote villages.

Xinjiang has 111,600 kilometers of road in rural areas and nearly 99 percent of towns and 98 percent of villages are linked by roads.

Since 2010, a total of 17.8 billion yuan has been spent on rural roads and benefitting 4.76 million people.

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