China adds 8,000 km of railways in 2019

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-26 18:54:37|Editor: huaxia
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A bullet train running from Zhengzhou to Xiangyang is seen near the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Li An)

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China is expected to add about 8,000 km of railways this year, with its investment in fixed assets in the transport sector estimated at over 3.2 trillion yuan (about 457.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019.

The country's highways are expected to extend by some 330,000 km this year, and five new civil aviation airports were built, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said Thursday.

The country newly built and improved 290,000 km of highways in rural areas this year, enabling more than 9,400 more villages to have access to passenger coaches, MOT data showed.