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China passes 2018 target for rural road renovation

Updated: Dec 23,2018 1:58 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has overfulfilled its target for renovating rural roads this year, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport.

The ministry has so far built and renovated 250,000 km of rural highways this year, 50,000 km more than its plan for the year, spokesperson Wu Chungeng told a news conference on Dec 21.

Meanwhile, bus services have been expanded to over 7,000 more villages in China, exceeding the annual target of 5,000 more villages.

Wu said the country has also built and renovated 1,000 service facilities for crucial national and provincial highways, reduced administrative barriers, and established online platforms for administrative licensing in 2018.

The ministry will introduce more measures in 2019 to accelerate transport construction and improve people’s livelihoods, Wu said.