Zhejiang's transportation investment leads all provinces
A locomotive ordered for the Jinhua-Taizhou Railway is delivered in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, on Jan 12. The Jinhua-Taizhou Railway is expected to start trial operations before the Spring Festival. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
East China's Zhejiang province invested a total of 1.36 trillion yuan ($210.5 billion) in its transportation sector over the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, the highest among all Chinese provinces and autonomous regions, according to the latest data from the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Transport.
This is 120 percent more than during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) period.
Every county in Zhejiang is now connected to expressways, and the province's highways now have a total length of 5,000 kilometers.
The province's Ningbo Zhoushan Port ranked first in the world in terms of annual cargo throughput for the past 12 consecutive years and was among the world's top three in terms of container throughput for the past three years.
Zhejiang is currently home to three large airports with annual passenger throughput exceeding 10 million. The airplane passenger throughput for the entire province has surpassed 70 million.
Public transit has been made available to all rural villages in the province, and all urban residents are now within 500 meters of a bus or metro station. In 2020, 8,943 kilometers of road in the province's rural areas were constructed or upgraded.