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Tibet launches 1,374 rural roads projects in 2017
update:February 11,2018

Feb. 11, 2018 -- In 2017, Tibet made great strides in transportation development with 56.9 billion yuan invested in fixed assets and 35 major highway projects and 1,374 rural roads projects launched.

Six high-level roads including the Lhasa-Nyingchi road opened to traffic ahead of schedule.

In 2018, the region's transportation department will implement the central government's investment of 20 billion yuan and complete a fixed-asset investment of 68 billion yuan. 6,000 kilometers of new roads will be put in use, increasing the total length to 96,000 kilometers. And 5,393 kilometers of national and provincial roads as well as 6,000 kilometers of rural roads will be built.

In the next three years, the region will make continuous efforts to build rural roads in extremely poor areas. Emergency supplies reserve stations will also be built along the roads in some areas.

By 2020, Tibet will complete an investment of 238.8 billion yuan and the total length of its road network will reach 110,000 kilometers.

By: Ma Wenhui

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