China to invest 800 bln yuan in railway construction

Updated 2017-03-05 10:28:20 Xinhua

China plans to invest 800 billion yuan (about 116.11 billion U.S. dollars) in railway construction and 1.8 trillion yuan in highway and waterway projects this year, according to a government work report available to the media before the annual parliamentary session Sunday. [Special coverage]

Construction on another 15 major water conservation projects will begin, and work on major rail transport, civil aviation, and telecommunications infrastructure projects will be sped up, it said.

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