In the past 5 years, XJ's infrastructural facilities got rapid development, and greatly drove the economic and social development.
At present, 11 railways in XJ are under construction, and some have begun to lay rails, including the second line of Turpan to Korla section of the South XJ Railway and Korla to Aksu Railway. In addition, XJ has built up Aksu Airport, Turpan Airport and Bole Airport from May 2010 till now. XJ civil aviation plans to build Urumqi International Airport into a hub linking West China with Central Asia, West Asia and South Asia, as well as the European Continent.
Now, 90% villages in XJ have got access to asphalt roads. In the past 5 years, XJ totally invested 83 billion yuan in communications construction. By the end of the 12th 5-Year Plan, 1,021 towns, townships and farms will be accessible to asphalt roads.
In the coming 5 years, the 19 XJ-aiding provinces and municipalities will invest 65 billion yuan in XJ. The investments to water conservancy, highways and railways will all surpass 100 billion yuan. In the 12th 5-Year Plan period, the fixed asset investment in whole society will reach 3.6 trillion yuan, 3 times of that in the 11th 5-Year Plan period.