New Expressway Opens to Traffic in SW China
GUIYANG, June 25 -- A 260 kilometer-long expressway,
linking southwest China's Guizhou Province with neighboring
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, formally opened to traffic on
The four-lane expressway starts at Guiyang, capital of Guizhou
Province, and ends at Xinzhai on the Guizhou-Guangxi border. It
provides Guizhou with its first land link to the sea through
Zhanjiang port in Guangdong Province.
In fact, it is part of a planned expressway that links the four
regions in southwest and south China, namely Chongqing, Guizhou,
Guangxi and Guangdong.
The construction of the expressway started in November 1997 and
is completed a year and a half ahead of schedule.
The expressway cost 4.84 billion yuan and is partly financed by
a loan from Japan.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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