Women wash their clothes by the river in Chongzuo. The Asian Development Bank will provide USD150 to build roads, bridges, sewerage and drainage systems in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region. Photo by: Rex Pe / CC BY Rex PeCC BY

The Asian Development Bank will provide USD150 million for the development of three urban centers in China’s southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The loan will be used to build more than 53 kilometers of roads and bridges as well as water supply, sewerage and drainage systems in the cities of Baise, Chongzuo and Fangchenggang.

The development of these three cities is part of the Chinese government’s strategy to reduce poverty and promote inclusive growth in the country’s less developed western regions, according to Fei Yue, the principal urban development specialist in ADB’s East Asia Department.

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