China News Service, May 19, Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng said on the 19th that by the end of 2020, the total mileage of railway operations in the country will reach 146,000 kilometers, covering approximately 99% of cities with a population of 200,000 and above. Among them, the high-speed rail (including intercity railway) is about 39,000 kilometers and continues to lead the world.
The State Council Office held a press conference on May 19 to introduce the situation of accelerating the construction of a powerful transportation country and promoting the high-quality development of the transportation industry. Some reporters asked: This year is the ending year of the "13th Five-Year Plan". Will the transportation field Implementation and completion in this regard.
Li Xiaopeng said that with regard to the year when the "13th Five-Year Plan" ends, the Ministry of Transport launched the staged assessment of the "13th Five-Year Plan" last year. Judging from the evaluation, the key tasks, major projects and 23 main targets identified in the plan have made good progress so far.
By the end of 2019, the total mileage of railways will be 139,000 kilometers, including 35,000 kilometers of high-speed railways, and more than 5 million kilometers of highways, of which 149,600 kilometers will be highways. The village realized postal mail. National ports have 22,893 production berths, of which 2,520 are berths above 10,000 tons. There are 238 civil transportation airports, and 39 airports with an annual passenger throughput of more than 10 million passengers. The operating mileage of inland urban rail transit is 6172.2 kilometers. These indicators reflect the situation related to the construction and operation of transportation infrastructure.
Li Xiaopeng revealed that by the end of 2020, the total mileage of railway operations nationwide will reach 146,000 kilometers, covering about 99% of cities with a population of 200,000 and above. Among them, the high-speed rail (including intercity railway) is about 39,000 kilometers and continues to lead the world. The total mileage of highways will reach about 5.1 million kilometers, and the mileage of highways will reach about 155,000 kilometers, connecting more than 99.8% of cities with a population of 200,000 and above. The inland waterway is about 127,000 kilometers, of which the high-level waterway mileage is more than 16,500 kilometers. There will be 2,530 berths at ports above 10,000 tons in the country, and 243 civil transportation airports.
Li Xiaopeng said that the ability of transportation to serve economic and social development has been significantly enhanced, which will bring more sense of gain, happiness, and security to the people, and lay a more solid foundation for a comprehensive construction of a well-off society and a new journey to build a modern country. In the next step, the Ministry of Transport will strengthen its confidence, face up to difficulties, and work hard to ensure the completion of the target task of poverty alleviation, and strive to take the lead in achieving a comprehensively well-off society.