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|Thursday, June 08, 2000, updated at 08:34(GMT+8)|
Chongqing Builds Light RailwayConstruction of a light railway started Wednesday in Chongqing, in Southwest China.
The 17.41-km-long light railway will have 17 stops and is expected to be officially open by 2004.
The first stage of the project has received a 240-million US dollar loan from the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan. China has spent 1.266 billion yuan (US$152 million) for the project.
Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province, have also started construction of light railways.
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