February 10, 2020 / 4:24 AM / 7 days ago

FACTBOX-China fast-tracks road, rail projects to spur growth

 (Adds details on latest urban railway project)
    BEIJING, Feb 10 (Reuters) - China has approved or revived railway and
highway projects since the second half of 2018, as Beijing boosted
infrastructure spending to spur growth in the world's second-biggest economy. 
     China's economic growth cooled to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019
amid a bruising trade war with the United States, strengthening the case for
Beijing to roll out fresh support. 
    China aims to nearly double its urban railway scale to 6,000 kilometres
(3,728.2 miles) this year, and its vast high-speed railway network will span
30,000 km by then, up from 19,000 km in 2015, its state council, or cabinet
says.
    Below is a list of railway and highway projects China has approved or
planned to accelerate.  
    
 DATE          LOCATION   PROJECT       DETAILS
 ANNOUNCED                              
   9-Aug-2018  Hubei      Railway       The central province plans to launch
                                        three to four railway links every year
                                        in the next three years.
  10-Aug-2018  Guizhou    High-speed    The southwestern province plans a
                          railway       high-speed railway to link all of its
                                        cities with its capital of Guiyang.
  11-Aug-2018  Tibet      Railway       Tibet's accelerated railway plans
                                        include the Sichuan-Tibet project in
                                        the next five years. The 1,700 km line
                                        connecting Lhasa and Chengdu will
                                        traverse mountains and gorges, and cost
                                        about 250 billion yuan ($35.8 billion).
  14-Aug-2018  Suzhou     Urban         The eastern city plans four new subway
                          railway       lines by 2023. The 137-km project will
                                        cost 95 billion yuan ($14 billion).
  28-Aug-2018  Shenzhen   Urban         The southern city will have 33 subway
                          railway       lines operating on 1,335 km of track by
                                        2035. That is nearly five times the
                                        scale of Shenzhen's subway lines.
  17-Oct-2018  Shanghai/  High-speed    The 36.8 billion yuan ($5.26
               Suzhou/Hu  railway       billion)railway project will start in
               zhou                     Shanghai and run through Suzhou city in
                                        Jiangsu province to Huzhou city in
                                        Zhejiang province.
  30-Oct-2018  Chongqing  High-speed    The 53.5 billion yuan ($7.65 billion),
                          railway       265-km railway project will be built in
                                        Chongqing city, part of a network to
                                        connect Chongqing with the southern
                                        city of Xiamen.
   9-Dec-2018  Henan      Highway       The central province of Henan plans to
                                        spend 108.6 billion yuan ($15.54
                                        billion) on 14 highway projects next
                                        year that will cover an estimated 1002
                                        km.
  19-Dec-2018  Hangzhou   Urban         The eastern city of Hangzhou received a
                          railway       greenlight to spend another 14 billion
                                        yuan ($2.0 billion) on two existing
                                        urban railway projects, raising the
                                        total investment to 53.54 billion yuan
                                        ($7.66 billion). The city also plans a
                                        new airport express line.
  19-Dec-2018  Shanghai   Urban         Shanghai will build six more subway
                          railway       lines and three inter-city railways for
                                        a total investment of 298.35 billion
                                        yuan ($42.68 billion). The city's
                                        transportation network will span 1154
                                        km in five years.
  21-Dec-2018  Guangxi    Intercity     The southern region of Guangxi received
                          railway       a greenlight to build two intercity
                                        railway lines worth 51.7 billion yuan 
                                        ($7.40 billion), spanning 325 km when
                                        completed.
  25-Dec-2018  Shaanxi    High-speed    The National Development and Reform
                          railway       Commission approved a 55.16 billion
                                        yuan ($7.89 billion) high-speed railway
                                        project linking Shaanxi's provincial
                                        capital Xian with Yanan, a region of
                                        about 2 million north of the city. The
                                        project is expected to be completed in
                                        4.5 years.
  28-Dec-2018  Changchun  Urban         The state planner approved 71.14
                          railway       billion yuan ($10.18 billion) for 116
                                        km of urban railway projects in the
                                        northeastern city.
   2-Jan-2019  Jiangsu    Intercity     The state planner approved a new
                          railway       intercity railway network worth 218
                                        billion yuan ($31.2 billion) in the
                                        eastern province of Jiangsu. The
                                        railway tracks will span 980 km when
                                        completed in 2025.
   4-Jan-2019  Wuhan      Urban         The state planner approved 146.9
                          railway       billion yuan ($21.02 billion) of urban
                                        railway projects in the central city of
                                        Wuhan with a total length of 198.4 km.
  25-Apr-2019  Zhengzhou  Urban         The state planner approved urban
                          railway       railway projects worth a total of
                                        113.89 billion yuan ($16.29 billion) in
                                        Zhengzhou city, the capital of central
                                        Henan province.
                                        The projects that include six new
                                        subway lines are expected to span
                                        326.54 km when completed by 2024.
   2-Jul-2019  Xian       Urban         The National Development and Reform
                          railway       Commission approved seven urban railway
                                        projects worth a total of 96.85 billion
                                        yuan ($13.86 billion) in Xian, capital
                                        of northwestern Shaanxi province. 
  22-Jul-2019  From       High-speed    The National Development and Reform
               Zhengzhou  railway       Commission approved a 40.93 billion
               to Jinan                 yuan ($5.86 billion) high-speed railway
                                        project linking  Zhengzhou, the capital
                                        of Henan province, with Jinan, the
                                        capital of neighbouring Shandong
                                        province. The project is expected to be
                                        completed in 4 years.
  22-Jul-2019  From Heze  High-speed    The National Development and Reform
               to Lankao  railway       Commission approved a 10.95 billion
                                        yuan ($1.57 billion) high-speed railway
                                        project linking  Lankao, a county in
                                        Henan province, with Heze, a city in
                                        Shandong. The project is expected to be
                                        completed in 3.5 years.
  11-Sep-2019  From       High-speed    The National Development and Reform
               Chongqing  railway       Commission approved a 141.62 billion
               to                       yuan ($19.90 billion) high-speed
               Kunming                  railway project linking the 
                                        southwestern municipality of Chongqing
                                        and Kunming, the capital of Yunnan
                                        province.
  25-Dec-2019  From       High-speed    The National Development and Reform
               Shenyang   railway       Commission approved a 72.29 billion
               to Baihe                 yuan ($10.34 billion) high-speed
                                        railway project linking the two cities
                                        in the northeastern provinces of
                                        Liaoning and Jilin.
  25-Dec-2019  From       Railway       The National Development and Reform
               Baotou to                Commission approved two railway
               Yinchuan                 projects linking those cities in Inner
               to                       Mongolia and Ningxia regions with a
               Huinong;                 total investment of 54.63 billion yuan 
               From                     ($7.81 billion).
               Yinchuan                 
               to                       
               Bayanhot                 
  31-Dec-2019  From       High-speed    The National Development and Reform
               Ulanqab    railway       Commission approved a $4.86 billion
               to Datong                high-speed railway project linking
               to                       cities in northern China's Inner
               Yuanping                 Mongolia region and Shanxi province.
  16-Jan-2020  From       Railway       The NDRC approved an $11.8 billion
               Xining to                railway project linking Xining, capital
               Chengdu                  city of northwestern Qinghai province,
                                        and Chengdu, capital city of
                                        southwestern Sichuan province
  10-Feb-2020  Xuzhou     Urban         The NDRC approved an urban railway
                          railway       project worth a total of $7.67 billion
                                        in Xuzhou, a city of eastern Jiangsu
                                        province. 
 
 (Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Tom Hogue)
  
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