Some Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway projects started without bidding: chief auditor

09:54, June 28, 2011      

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Liu Jiayi (front), auditor-general of China's National Audit Office, speaks during the first plenary meeting of the 21th session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, June 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)

Several of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway's auxiliary projects have begun construction without calling for bids, which is a violation of the country's bidding rules, national chief auditor Liu Jiayi said Monday.

"These projects involve supervision, consultation and construction with a combined contract value of 4.446 billion yuan (686.64 million U.S. dollars)," said Liu.

Liu, auditor-general of the National Audit Office, made the statement in a report submitted to the 21th session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.

A high-speed railway linking Beijing and Shanghai will officially go into operation on June 30. Construction on the railway began in 2008, with an estimated total investment of 220.9 billion yuan.

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