GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Feb 28 (FAM) – The total mileage of China’s domestic railway system is expected to grow by 30,000 kilometers before 2020, according to the country’s Minister of Transport, Li Xiaopeng, at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on Feb. 27. One-third of the increased mileage will consist of high-speed rail, Li added.

Li noted that the total mileage of roads will be expanded by 320,000 kilometers during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). The country will also build more than 300 quay berths above the level of 10,000 DWT, in addition to 50 civil air ports.