November 15, 2016

China approves five more new lines

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CHINA’s top economic planner the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for five more new lines representing a total investment of Yuan 187bn ($US 27.3bn) as the government seeks to revive flagging economic growth through infrastructure spending.

The projects include:
- Ganzhou - Shenzhen high-speed line (432km, Yuan 60.8bn)
- Beijing - Tangshan high-speed line (148.7km, Yuan 44.9bn)
- Mudanjiang - Jiamusi high-speed line (375km, Yuan 36.8bn)
- Zhangjiajie - Jishou - Huaihua high-speed line (246.6km, Yuan 35.5bn), and
- Shenmu North (Hongliulin) - Fengjiachun (84.4km, Yuan 8.64bn).

Last month the NDRC gave the go-ahead to two new railways in western China representing a total investment of Yuan 79.5bn, and also approved eight new metro lines in Urumqi, Xiamen and Baotou during September and October.


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