Rail link between Guangzhou and Zhuhai ready in 2011

12 October 2007

Beijing, China, 12 Oct – The 187-kilometer railroad between Guangzhou, the capital of China’s Guangdong province and the port of Zhuhai, a city bordering Macau, is already under construction and is due to be finished in 2011, the People’s Daily newspaper reported.

The project is estimated to cost 13.16 billion yuan and financing is the responsibility of the Railroads Ministry and local governments, said the People’s Daily, an official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

The new train will link Guangzhou to the sea port of Gaolan, in Zhuhai, after stopping in Fushan, Jiangmen and Zhuhai city.

The project, the paper added, will relieve the pressure on goods transport from Guangzhou to the far west of the province, as well as coordinating sea and rail transport in the region.

The Pearl River Delta is a part of Guangdong province producing 20 percent of China’s gross domestic product (GDP) and is the source of most of the country’s exports. (macauhub)