A China’s Underdeveloped Province Vows to Build 10,000 km Highway, Longer than France

2017-03-07 10:18:00 环球网 吴梦启 分享
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 Chen Min'er, the CPC Secretary of Guizhou answers questions in the Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

The Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

The Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

The Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

The Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

The Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation in the fifth annual session of NPC, 2017.

  “Guizhou is to build more than 10,000 km highway by 2020.” Mr. Sun Zhigang, the governor of Guizhou told journalists in March 6th Press Conference of Guizhou Delegation participating the fifth annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing. There are 8600 Km highway in France in 2007.

  The heartland located Guizhou is the 21st among all 31 provincial executive bodies of China according to its GDP volume 2016. Usually regarded as a remote and underdeveloped area, it achieved 10.5% GDP growth, dwarfing the 6.5% of national average. Thanks to the rapid growth in recent years, Guizhou has finished constructing 5100 km highway by 2015, roughly connecting every county in the area.

  Besides highway, Guizhou is planning to accomplish construction of 17 airports, 600 km inland waterway, 4000 km high-speed-train in three years to turn the area into a strategic transport junction. “By 2020, one needs only two hours to travel from Guiyang to Nanning or Chengdu by high-speed train.”Mr. Wang Bingqing, the head of the Transportation Department of Guizhou Provincial government told the media. Both cities are more than 400 km from the capital city Guiyang.

  The leaders of Guizhou believe the ambitious plan for transportation infrastructure construction will help improve its pillar industries, one of which is tourism. “It underwent a surge growth last year. “ Mr. Chen Min’er, the CPC secretary of Guizhou summarized in the press conference. He attributed the 50% growth of tourism in 2016 to the well developed, high-level road network.

  The rapid extending highway interestingly explores the tourism potential of Guizhou, including transforming the world largest aperture spherical radio telescope into a famous resort. FAST, as the five-hundred-meter-diameter radio is abbreviated, was put in trial operation last September. The organizer of the state-sponsored R&D project originally expected attracting more R&D investment and cooperation from the Central government, said Mr. Liao Fei, head of Science and Technology Department of Guizhou, when asked by the journalist from Global Times. In fact it witnessed more than 10,000 enthusiastic tourists every day in the first week of last October.

  FAST, the world largest radio telescope is in trial operation after 3-year-construction, attracting huge public attention. Photographer: Li Guiyun

  In addition, the human-made architectures are designed and built extraordinarily unique and charming to echo the mountainous landscape. Beipanjiang Bridge crossing over 564 meters above Beipanjiang river, substantially saves one-hour-driving between Guizhou and its neighboring province Yunnan. The world highest bridge welcomed its first BASE jumping parachuter in February this year with surprise and looking for more.

  Beipanjiang Bridge not only connects the two provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan, but also exhibits its potential to be a heaven for extreme sports 

  “By 2020 there will be more than 200,000 km various roads in Guizhou.” Mr. Wang Bingqing gave his sketch for the future transportation. “We will connect each village and township.”

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