The length of China’s railways increased by 50% and exceeded 150 thousand km in 10 years
The results of the development of China’s transport system over the past decade have been summed up. The National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that between 2013 and 2021, China’s total investment in the transport industry exceeded 27 trillion yuan (about $3.88 trillion). To date, the length of China’s existing railways has exceeded 150 thousand km, which is 54.4% more than 10 years ago, and the total length of roads during this time has increased by 24.6%, amounting to 5.28 million km.
The creation of a network of high-speed highways is proceeding at an accelerated pace; in 2021, the length of high-speed lines reached 40 thousand km, which is 4.3 times more than in 2012. More than 95% of Chinese cities with a population of over 1 million people. have access to high speed communications. At the end of 2021, highways with a total length of 169 thousand km connected more than 98% of cities with a population of over 200 thousand people.
According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, in 2021, scheduled flights were operated from 248 airports (68 more than in 2012). As for water transport, the country’s sea and river ports have about 2,670 berths equipped to receive ships with a deadweight (the sum of the weights of cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers, and crew) of more than 10,000 tons.
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