Chinese ministry reveals all its villages, towns are connected to passenger coach services

Chinese ministry reveals all its villages, towns are connected to passenger coach services

- Passenger's coach services are now accessible in many towns and villages in China as at a month ago

- The country added that transportation is one of the ways it wants to solve penury

- Roads have also been built in several places to connect villages to the cities

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China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) on Tuesday, September 29, said train services are now available in all of the country's eligible townships and villages as of August 2020.

Dai Dongchang, the minister of transport, said that it is a strong part of the government’s plan to solve the problem of poverty through the provision of transportation infrastructure as it gave details on areas that have been covered so far, Xinhua reports.

He said:

“By the end of 2019, China’s rural areas had 4.2 million km of highways, with all eligible townships and administrative villages having access to tarmac and cement roads."

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The head of the MOT went further by saying that 96,000 km of roads were built to connect poor villages with cites from 2016 to 2019.

Also done was the improvements made on rural logistics to make doing business easy, especially in the areas of agriculture.

A collage of illustrative pictures of trains in China.
Photo source: Getty Images
A collage of illustrative pictures of trains in China. Photo source: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Lagos-Ibadan railway project that was billed to start in September will be doing so powerfully as more locomotives left China to Nigeria.

The new development was by the Twitter handle of the Chinese company in charge of the project, CRRC Corporation Ltd, on Monday, August 24.

The train engines will also be added to the available ones plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway. The locomotives left Changzhou Port to Shanghai and could be in Nigeria in days.

The post gathered mixed reactions from Nigerians who had many things to say about them. While some praised the government's efforts in bringing development to the country, others had things to pick holes about.

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