Guangxi to build waterway on West River in four years

15:46, April 28, 2010      

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Guangxi will invest 74.2 billion yuan to build the West River golden waterway from 2008 to 2012, according to an official plan released by the government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tuesday on a press conference.

After the project is finished, the handling capacity of the river port will be more than 77 million tons and the total river handling capacity can reach 100 million tons by 2012, said Huang Huakuan, the Deputy Director of the Golden Waterway Construction Leading Group Office of Guangxi Autonomous Region.

And by the end of 2012, a 2,000-ton channel from Guigang to Wuzhou, a 1,000-ton route in Youjiang, a 500-ton channel in Liu Qianjiang and a 500-ton waterway of Red River, Guiping second-tier ship lock will also be built. The ship standardized rate will reach 65 percent and the average tonnage of ships can amount to 500 deadweight tons, Huang added.

By People's Daily Online


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