[InKunming--New Kunming Construction] Kunming municipal government opened a conference yesterday (May 27), discussing about ways to improve urban transportation, according to an official proposal put forward in the conference, the government decided to construct 83 roads in a length of about 68.5 kilometers with an investment of 6 million yuan this year.
According to the proposal, 17 roads will be firstly finished to construct before September 30 this year.
In the past 5 years, mileage of transport routes in the city has increased from 807 kilometers to 1377 kilometers, at an annual growth of 11.3%.
Kunming government annually allots 15 to 20 billion yuan in road construction, which accounts for 5% to 10% of GDP. Road construction has contributed a lot to social and economic development of the city.
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(Editors: Cathy Chen, Tracy)