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Vinh Phuc (VNA) – The northern province of Vinh Phuc aims to build concrete roads in all of its rural areas by 2020 as part of its new-style rural area building programme from 2017 -2020.

According to a recently-approved project on rural road development for 2017-2020, the construction of rural roads will cost a total of 1.27 trillion VND (57.42 million USD), including over 160 billion VND (7.2 million USD) from the provincial budget.

For localities already having concrete rural roads, they will mobilise capital resources for upgrading their existing road networks.

Vinh Phuc has nearly 4,140 kilometres of roads, of which 3,525 kilometres are rural roads. To fulfill the transport criterion in the new-style rural are building programme, the province annually spends 85 billion VND on building rural roads.

By the end of 2015, 90 percent of local rural roads had been upgraded to concrete ones.-VNA