China's Transportation Network to Hit 4.9 Million Kilometers

Time: 2014-02-28 11:45

National express railways in operation are expected to reach more than 40,000 kilometers, while national highways will stand at 83,000 kilometers. The civil aviation network will be further expanded and upgraded to the level where more than 80 per cent of the population can use aviation services within a 100 kilometer direct distance. About 42 national transportation hubs will also be completed by then. The government invested CNY 7,970 billion (US$ 125.3 billion) on the development of the transportation network, an increase of 171 per cent compared with the previous period.