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China state planner approves $2 billion urban rail project
January 8, 2016 / 2:09 AM / 2 years ago

China state planner approves $2 billion urban rail project

A train driver drives a train through a section of a new subway line during an official opening in Beijing December 30, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top economic planner on Friday approved a 13.2 billion yuan ($2 billion) urban rail project in Shijiazhuang, the largest city of northern Hebei province, as the government looks to boost flagging economic activity.

The project, involves three rail links with a total length of 80.4 kilometre (49.96 miles), is expected to finish in 2021, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on its website.

Reporting By Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill

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