China News Service, August 8 (Reporter Ma Xueling) The reporter learned from China National Railway Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as China Railway Group) that in July, the national railway fixed asset investment was 67.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.6%. The investment in medium-sized projects was 49.9 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.3%. As of the end of July 2020, the national railway operating mileage reached 141,400 kilometers, including 36,000 kilometers of high-speed railways.
The responsible comrade of the Construction Department of China Railway Group introduced that since July, the railway department has conscientiously implemented the central government’s “six stability” and “six guarantees” decision and deployment, coordinated epidemic prevention and control and railway construction, strengthened the construction organization of key projects, and strictly enforced project quality. Safety management and control, concentrated efforts to grasp the projects under construction and start, made important progress. First, some new lines were put into production smoothly. The Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong railway and the Anshun-Liupanshui high-speed railway were opened and operated on July 1st and July 8th respectively, which further improved the regional road network structure and injected new momentum into the economic and social development along the route. As of the end of July, 1,310 kilometers of new railway lines have been put into operation throughout the country this year, including 733 kilometers of high-speed railways; second, high-quality and efficient implementation of projects under construction. Beijing-Shenzhen Passenger Train Beijing Chaoyang-Chengde Section, Beijing-Xiongan New Area Intercity Railway Hebei Section, Yinchuan-Xi'an High-speed Railway, Hefei-Anqing High-speed Railway, Huai'an-Zhenjiang Railway, Taiyuan-Jiaozuo High-speed Railway, Fuzhou-Pingtan Railway, Golmud The construction of the Xinjiang section of the Korla Railway is progressing smoothly and it is expected to be put into operation by the end of the year. Some control projects of the Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the domestic section of the China-Laos Railway, and the Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed rail project were successfully completed. The third is to make solid preparations for the start of new projects. For the new projects to be started this year, we will make detailed arrangements and increase the organization and promotion to ensure the progress and quality of the preliminary work. On July 2, construction of the Shenzhen-Jiangmen Railway started smoothly.
The person in charge said that the acceleration of the construction of key railway projects has further improved the scale and quality of China’s railway network, better played the leading role of investment, promoted the development of related industries, stabilized employment, expanded domestic demand, absorbed industrial capacity, and promoted The economy has recovered steadily and has made positive contributions in helping to win the battle against poverty.