Nanjing, February 13 (Xinhua) - China plans to assign more than 75 billion yuan (around 11.6 billion US dollars) for the construction of railway infrastructure in its delta From the Yangtze River this year.

China Railroad Shanghai Group Co., Ltd. said that it will start the construction of 11 new railroad projects in the region that covers Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui.

By 2025, the delta region is expected to have 17,000 km of railway lines, including 9,500 km of high-speed rail.

Between 2016 and 2020, the railway investment in the region amounted to 436.6 billion yuan, which increases the length of railway lines in operation in a 30, 2 percent to 12,846 km. The length of the high-speed railroad grew at a much faster speed of 84.9 percent to 6,008 km.

The Yangtze River Delta is one of the most economically active assets in the country. and innovative regions, and produces approximately a quarter of the national GDP. Enditem follow by China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation. Download applications from ChinaNews

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