Xinjiang province in China will receive a $100m loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to overhaul its road transport infrastructure.

The loan, given for a 25-year term, will be used to upgrade over 100km of roads, and to install traffic signals and road safety systems in the northwest region of the country.

The cities of Altay, Changji, Hami, Kuytun and Turpan, the target beneficiaries of the project, will give matching funds of $87.2m.

The work is expected to be complete by June 2014.

The bank hopes the improved infrastructure will bring in investment and boost tourism in the area.