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China to develop new railways in western provinces


Published on Jul 5, 2010

The Chinese government has announced plans to build two new railway lines in the underdeveloped western regions, in an effort to boost economic growth in the area. According to a Xinhua report, a 401km passenger train route will be developed between Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, and Baoji, a major city in Shaanxi province. In addition, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved another 463km section of track linking Lanzhou with Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. The two routes will take approximately six years to complete.

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