China says needs extra million km of roads by 2020


BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China needs to build 1 million kilometres of new roads by 2020, when highway use will have more than doubled, the Xinhua news agency said on Friday, even though Beijing is concerned about energy security and rising pollution. Vice Minister of Communications Feng Zhenglin said the country needed to upgrade its network to prepare for the estimated 36.5 billion passenger trips that will be made on its roads by the end of next decade, Xinhua reported. China ...

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