7,993 poor villages in Shanxi get access to hardened roads
North China's Shanxi province has expanded its transport infrastructure to alleviate poverty, with 7,993 poor villages in the province getting access to hardened roads.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), Shanxi has constructed and improved 30,500 kilometers of rural roads in poverty-stricken areas, with the total mileage of hardened roads in poor areas reaching 63,500 km.
A safe, convenient and connected road network has also been established, establishing a sound foundation for rural poverty alleviation and revitalization.
In the future, the province will undertake more of these projects in villages, as well as establish a long-term mechanism that will target poverty alleviation via road and transport infrastructure construction.