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China invests heavily in rural school renovation in Xinjiang

Updated: Jun 17,2015 3:36 PM     Xinhua

URUMQI — A total of 250 million yuan ($40 million) has been earmarked to support rural school renovation in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The money will be channeled to 26 middle schools in 22 counties to construct canteens, dormitories, toilets and sports facilities, according to the regional development and reform commission on June 17.

China launched a campaign in 2007 to improve the running of rural schools in central and western regions.