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Guizhou enhances transport infrastructure connectivity

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2023-07-14 Print

Guizhou province in Southwest China has made remarkable achievements in recent years in accelerating its transport infrastructure connectivity.

By the end of 2022, Guizhou had 25 provincial expressways leading out of the province. It's connected to Chengdu and Chongqing to the north, the Yangtze River Delta region to the east, Yunnan province and ASEAN countries to the west, and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Beibu Gulf to the south. 

The province has become one of the national high-speed rail hubs, forming a high-speed rail network that connects the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the Sichuan-Chongqing-Yunnan region. 

A one-hour-commuting metropolitan area and a two-to-three-hour city cluster covering surrounding provinces, with the provincial capital Guiyang at the center, have been formed. 

In addition to the inter-provincial land transport network, Guizhou's water transportation has also been witnessing new momentum. 

Guizhou has completed the construction of nearly 1,000 kilometers of waterways in the Wujiang River, Panjiang River-Hongshui River, and Qingshui River. 

By 2022, the province had nine ports and 507 berths, with 62 berths of 500-tonnage, and the designed annual cargo throughput capacity has reached 38 million metric tons.

The waterway transportation network in the province connects 37 industrial parks, driving the development of power, coal, metallurgy, non-ferrous metals, chemicals, and equipment manufacturing industries along the rivers in the province. 

In addition, Guizhou has been accelerating the construction of an international aviation hub. Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport in the provincial capital will gradually restore flights to international destinations such as Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.

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