China says roads reach 90 percent of population

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BEIJING, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Main roads and highways now reach more than 90 percent of China's 1.3 billion people and have brought enormous economic benefits well worth the estimated 900 billion yuan ($122 billion) cost, officials said on Tuesday. By 2010, every village in China's remote and poor west, home to restless minority groups, would be reachable on a sealed road, said Dong Xuebo, head of the Communications Ministry's general planning departments. These routes -- which stretch ...

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