Transportation infrastructure speeds up

2019-05-15

In 2018, work on transportation infrastructure picked up pace for the city of Guiyang. Newly built roads included 82 kilometers of national and provincial trunk road as well as 42 kilometers of road linking expressways to villages and townships. A total of 600 kilometers of rural "four-proper" road (road that is properly built, properly managed, properly maintained, and properly operated) were built, and 103 kilometers of road were improved. Expressways that were open to traffic stretched a total of 602 kilometers. 

The Chongqing-Guiyang High-speed Railway was in operation, and the Guiyang-Nanning High-speed Railway was under accelerated construction. The Guiyang East High Speed Railway Station was in full operation, which means the "cross-shaped" high speed railway network has formed.

Construction began on Terminal 3 of the Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport, and the third phase of expansion work was in smooth progress. 

Efforts toward improvement of living environment accelerated. About 9.6008 million square meters of shanty town area were upgraded, benefitting around 211,500 people; 158 old residential compounds were upgraded; and 200 kilometers of side streets and alleys were renovated. A total of 30 rural complexes were built and 30 rural villages were announced "rural villages of abundance and beauty". 

Urban-rural integration progressed at a faster rate. The proportion of permanent urban residents was 75.4 percent. A total of 118 kilometers of water supply lines were either built or redone. Reliability for power supply in rural areas reached 99.9 percent. About 99.4 percent of administrative villages had access to postal service, and all rural towns and villages had access to express delivery service.  

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A view of the expressways in Guiyang. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]