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China to speed up transport construction

English.news.cn   2014-03-16 21:19:37

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- China will accelerate the construction of transport infrastructure to facilitate the country's rapid urbanization, a national plan said on Sunday.

The 2014-2020 urbanization plan unveiled by the State Council, said regular railways will cover cities with more than 200,000 residents by 2020, and high-speed railways will connect those with above 500,000 residents.

Expressways will link cities with over 200,000 residents, according to the plan.

China also aims to expand the civil aviation network, covering about 90 percent of the total population.

The plan said efforts will be made to strengthen connectivity among city clusters and to improve transport services for small cities and towns.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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