The authorities of the Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, in China, intend to allocate 101 billion yuan ($15 billion) this year for the construction of roads in Russia for the purpose of dramatically improving transport communication with Russia.
As Xinhua news agency reports, in particular, in 2017 only, about 20 thousand km of highways will be built there, of which 3 thousand km are high-speed ones. The regional authorities especially intend to boost road construction in the area of the Chinese-Russian border crossings, Manzhouli and at Erenhot.
These highways will increase freight traffic and Chinese tourist flows in Eastern Siberia.
As a reference, Inner Mongolia is located in the north of China, containing most of the country’s border with Mongolia and a small section of the border with the Russian Federation.