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Xinjiang improves highway layout

By Yang Fan and Luo Feifei Updated: 2014-12-26

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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region opened several highways this year that link its southern and northern parts together and bring it closer with inland China. It is expected that the region’s highway mileage will reach up to 5,000 kilometers by 2015, almost double that of 2013.

The expressway between Karamay and Tachen was put into use this last November. Its terminal is Baketu Port, which is located at the frontier between China and Kazakhstan and is also a gateway to Russia.

The city has invested more than 30 billion yuan ($4.83 billion) into transportation. The money came from central and regional governments and banks.

Edited by Michael Thai