Date
20 August 2017
China has 110,000 kilometers of railway tracks and plans to keep building more. Photo: Bloomberg
China has 110,000 kilometers of railway tracks and plans to keep building more. Photo: Bloomberg

China to keep up construction of transport infrastructure

China will maintain the level of construction of major transportation infrastructure this year in an attempt to boost economic growth, Xinhua reported.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said more railway lines, particularly in the central and western regions, will be put into operation this year, which will stabilize economic growth and improve people’s livelihoods.

The NDRC, China’s top planning body, will continue to use preferential measures to attract investment in major transportation infrastructure this year, the report said.

Last year, the NDRC approved 34 billion yuan (US$5.56 billion) for transportation infrastructure, which included railways, roads, airports and waterways.

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