GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

URUMQI, Jan 9 (FAM) – Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region will spend more than 200 billion yuan (29.2 billion U.S. dollars) building or improving roads this year, according to local authorities.

Constructions of the roads, with a total planned length of 82,300 km, will start in 2017 including nearly 7,300 km of expressways and 41,800 km of rural roads, according to the regional transport department.