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Jiaxing improves inland river transport network

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Jan 13, 2020

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Jiaxing has made progress in water transport development over the past year, with 1.89 billion yuan being invested into water transport infrastructure. [Photo/jiaxing.cn]

In 2019, Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, invested 1.89 billion yuan ($273 million) into water transport infrastructure, a 1.8 percent year-on-year increase. Of this, 205 million yuan was used to build inland ports, according to local media reports on Jan 8.

The city currently boasts a 125.15-kilometer kiloton water transportation channel – the longest in Zhejiang.

Over the past year, Jiaxing has made significant progress in the development of water transport. Renovation work on the Tongxiang section of the Hangzhou-Pinghu-Shanghai waterway was completed, costing a total of 430 million yuan. Multiple bridges over the waterway have begun construction as well. 

The Jiaxing section of the Grand Canal was also improved last year through afforestation and informatization, helping accelerate the development of a comprehensive transport system in Zhejiang.

The provincial government has approved the construction of a high-grade transport network for container transportation in northern Zhejiang, and a total of 24 bridges and 9.5 km of waterways will be transformed and upgraded in the area in an effort to improve inland transport in northern Zhejiang.

Jiaxing, which leads the province in waterway construction, will take advantage of the integration of the Yangtze River Delta area and the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt to become a model for river-sea intermodal transport in Zhejiang.