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China starts 45 new railway projects in 2016

(People's Daily Online)    13:58, April 15, 2016

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According to Economic Information Daily, China Railway Corporation plans to starts 45 new railway projects in 2016, including passenger lines from Guiyang to Nanning, from Zhongwei to Lanzhou and from Xuzhou to Lianyungang. The total length of the new lines is over 3,200 kilometers, of which over 1,300 kilometers are high-speed rail. China's investment in railway will likely hit a new high.

In 2015, China invested 823.8 billion yuan on railways. Investment was made in 9,531 kilometers of new lines, of which 3,306 kilometers were high-speed rail. By the end of 2015, the network length in China reached 121,000 kilometers and the length of high-speed rail in operation was over 19,000 kilometers, accounting for 60 percent of the world's total.

Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai recently emphasized that as this year is the first year of the 13th Five-Years Plan period, related departments must work hard to guarantee the completion of 800 billion yuan of investment in railway.

Wang Mengshu, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that realizing investment of 800 billion yuan will not be a problem and we may even beat the goal. 

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