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Xu Chengguang: Speed ​​up the construction of new infrastructure

Seetao 2022-05-05 14:51
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Xu Chengguang, a member of the party group and chief planner of the Ministry of Transport, said that in the first quarter of 2022, China completed a fixed asset investment of 636 billion yuan in transportation, a year-on-year increase of 9.8%, and the growth rate was 1 percentage point faster than that in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Xu Chengguang said that in accordance with the goal of building a modern infrastructure system, the Ministry of Transport will continue to advance from six aspects. The first is to accelerate the construction of the main framework of the national comprehensive three-dimensional transportation network of "6 corridors, 7 axes and 8 channels", and strive to promote the implementation of 11 major project "project packages" of the "14th Five-Year Plan" modern comprehensive transportation system development plan. The second is to speed up the construction of to-be-passed-through sections of national expressways and the expansion and reconstruction of early-congested sections, strengthen the construction of comprehensive transportation hubs and collection and distribution systems, and continuously improve the rural transportation system. The third is to promote the construction of strategic major engineering projects, and study and demonstrate projects such as the Hunan-Guangxi-Guangdong-Guangdong Canal Connecting Project. The fourth is to promote the deep integration of new technologies and transportation infrastructure, accelerate the construction of new infrastructure, and vigorously promote green infrastructure. The fifth is to coordinate and ensure the guarantee of land, sea, capital and other elements, and promote the development of projects within the planning that meet the conditions, so as to form a physical workload as soon as possible. The sixth is to study the new fiscal, taxation and financial system that supports the construction of a strong transportation country, so as to better focus on ensuring the capital needs of the country's major infrastructure construction.Editor/Ma Xue

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