Transportation Projects Extended to Reduce Poverty
The Puli-Xuanwei expressway in Qujing, Yunnan has opened to traffic. The total length of the expressway is 85.71km. It shortens the time traveling from Xuanwei in Yunnan province to Liupanshui in Guizhou province, and will help to develop tourism along the highway. Image: ynjtt.com
China's government has mapped out plans to develop transportation infrastructure to alleviate poverty by promoting investment and creating more jobs.
Road construction projects that will build over one million km of roadway in rural areas will be implemented, asphalt and concrete roads will be constructed, bridges on highways will be renovated, and transportation conditions in poverty-stricken areas will be improved to develop industries such as tourism, the plans said.
100 major transportation projects regarding expressways, railroads, and airports shall be carried out to realize full coverage of advanced highways over all counties, and of railroads and expressways over city-level administration centers.
Revolutionary base areas, regions inhabited by ethnic groups, border areas, and poverty-stricken regions will be a priority in efforts to strengthen China’s transportation infrastructure, according to the plans.
A new road completed in Bansheng village, Dahua Yao Nationality Autonomous County, Guangxi province. More investment are putting into road construction in rural areas to improve the transportation condition. Image: gx.xinhuanet
Broad-reaching and high-quality transportation networks will be built by 2020.
Fiscal taxation and land-use policies will be strengthened. The long-term system regarding transportation construction investment and management will be improved.
The plans were put forward in the State Council executive meeting on April 20 led by Chinese premier Li Keqiang.