7,993 poor villages in Shanxi get access to hardened roads


Updated: 2020-11-23

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.