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China starts work on US$12.2 billion railway

China starts work on US$12.2 billion railway

Construction has started on a US$12.2 billion passenger railway line running through northeast China as part of a bid to rejuvenate the country's old industrial base, state media reported Tuesday.
Xinhua News Agency said the 904-kilometer (562-mile) railway would run through the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, linking the provincial capitals to the coastal city of Dalian in Liaoning.
It said the estimated cost of the project was 92.3 billion yuan (US$12.2 billion;


Updated : 2021-05-07 01:22 GMT+08:00