On September 24, the Ministry of Transport held a regular press conference.

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  Chinanews Client Beijing, September 24 (Zhang Xu) On the 24th, the Ministry of Transport disclosed data showing that since the year-on-year growth rate in April turned from negative to positive, fixed-asset investment in transportation has increased by more than 15 consecutive months. %, of which more than 20% in May, June and July.

  "In August, the completed investment in fixed assets of transportation was 329.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 16.8%. From January to August, the completed investment was 2,122.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.5%." said Sun Wenjian, spokesperson of the Ministry of Transport.

  "With the continuous advancement of the resumption of work, the road construction projects have returned to normal." Sun Wenjian said that as of the end of August, all 232 continued construction projects, except for the major road construction projects tracked by the Ministry of Transport, have resumed work (among which, Shandong In addition to Zaozhuang to Heze and Yunnan Tengchong to Longchuan Expressway, 13 of the 36 planned new projects have started construction, including the Beijing section of the Jingxiong Expressway and the Northwest Second Ring Section of Taiyuan.

  Sun Wenjian said that with the overall planning and normalization of epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, various transportation tasks have continued to be effective.

The economic operation of the industry is further consolidated.

  In terms of passenger transportation, in August, the commercial passenger traffic reached 980 million people, recovering to 62.2% of the same period last year, breaking 60% for the first time, and the degree of recovery increased by 4.2% compared with July; 36 central cities across the country completed urban public transportation Passenger traffic was 4.24 billion people, which recovered to 75.9% of the same period last year, and the degree of recovery increased by 4.6 percentage points compared with July.

  The growth rate of freight volume and port cargo throughput has accelerated.

In terms of freight volume, in August, operating freight volume increased by 4.7% year-on-year, and the growth rate returned to the same period last year (4.4% in the same period last year, and an increase of 4.8% throughout the year last year. From January to August, 28.30 billion tons of operating freight volume was completed. (Down 4.6% year-on-year).

  In terms of port cargo throughput, in August, domestic and foreign trade throughput increased by 7.8% and 5.9% respectively.

Completed container throughput of 24.06 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 6.4% and an acceleration of 1.7% from the previous month.

From January to August, the port completed a cargo throughput of 9.29 billion tons, a year-on-year increase of 2.2%, and completed a container throughput of 170 million TEUs, a year-on-year decrease of 2.5%.

Data map: The staff issues paper passes to non-ETC vehicles.

Photo by Zhang Hengwei

  Sun Wenjian said: "Considering that the epidemic prevention and control task is still difficult, external influences have increased, passenger mobility has not yet fully recovered, and industry companies are still digesting the adverse effects of the epidemic. In the next step, the Ministry of Transport will continue to do a good job in various key tasks. , Supporting services and accelerating the construction of a new development pattern, and setting a good example for the decisive victory over poverty and the building of a well-off society in all respects."

  The first is to stabilize investment, guide local transportation authorities to accelerate the construction of transportation projects, strive to complete the annual goals and tasks, accelerate the construction of "four good rural roads", and fully release the huge potential of the coordinated development of urban and rural areas.

  The second is to fill loopholes, do a good job in disaster recovery and reconstruction, continue to do a good job in flood prevention, flood prevention, typhoon prevention, and prevention of geological disasters to ensure safety and smooth flow.

  The third is to promote reforms, deepen the reform of “delegating power, regulating services,” and continuously optimize the business environment to help companies relieve their difficulties and release the vitality of market entities.

  The fourth is to focus on prevention and control, make overall plans for the prevention and control of transportation epidemics in autumn and winter, and plan the "14th Five-Year Plan" under normalized epidemic prevention and control conditions.