外文标题：China kicks off $79.8bn Silk Road infrastructure project
BEIJING: China has launched a massive $79.8 billion infrastructure project in the northwest province of Gansu which will facilitate trade and people exchanges between China and central Asia as part of its ambitious Silk Road plan.
Though the province does not share its borders with any central Asian countries, it will be an important stretch of the Silk Road Economic Belt, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
The six-year development project will add more than 60,000 kilometres of road, including 4,070 km expressways, and improve the connectivity of the existing transportation network, it said.
Road construction receives fiscal support from the central government.
The province is also expected to build 12 civilian airports in the next six years, expanding the reach of its air service to 82 per cent of the province's population, at 25.57 million in 2010.
India can join only if the land acquisition is as per rules ser by the Indian opposition groups and Anna. They know best for the development.
Immediately start building infrastructure by the borders! Build! Build! Build! And maintain!
Lets invest massively and build roads, airports and massive cities on our borders.
Great ambitions by Chinese government. It will boost their economy. What about us?
Good proposal by a bad company.
The same need to be repeated by us.
Now people will say why India isn't doing it. When Govt passes bill to acquire land, very same people will cry foul.
High time our Tourism Min. wakes up... its enormous cross benefits are unimaginable. Inquisitive foreign tourists don't stop visiting heritage or natural scenes... they want to know about the nation they are in...