Insufficient road connectivity into these villages limits their ability to access healthcare services, bring their goods to market and access transportation for their children to attend schools, it said.
The upgraded road access is expected to have a positive impact on women and girls by improving school attendance rates as the latter drop out due to lack of access to all weather roads.
"This project will directly contribute to the economic development of Gujarat and India by improving the mobility of the rural population," said D J Pandian, Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, AIIB.
He said that by integrating isolated and poor rural populations with the rest of the state and improving their access to critical social services such as education and healthcare, a positive impact can be made on the economic and social outcome of local communities.
This is a standalone project by AIIB and part of phase one of the multi-phase Gujarat's 'Chief Minister's Rural Roads Programme' that complements the Centre's 'Prime Minister's Rural Roads Programme'.
AIIB is a multilateral development bank, headquartered in Beijing, which commenced its operation in January 2016 and has now grown to 80 approved members from around the world.
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