|21 August, 2019

China approves $18.7bln of urban railway projects in southwestern city

The projects are expected to span 176.65 kilometres when completed by 2024

A China Railway High-speed bullet train runs towards Beijing South Railway Station July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File photo - RTX2CWEW

A China Railway High-speed bullet train runs towards Beijing South Railway Station July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File photo - RTX2CWEW

REUTERS/Jason Lee/File photo - RTX2CWEW
BEIJING, Aug 21 (Reuters) - China's state planner said on Wednesday that it has approved eight urban railway projects worth a total of 131.83 billion yuan ($18.67 billion) in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

The projects are expected to span 176.65 kilometres when completed by 2024, the National Development and Reform Committee said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Richard Borsuk) ((yawen.chen@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 5669 2126; Follow me on Twitter ))

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