19 Jan '11, 4am

High-speed rail link from southern China to Singapore

China's southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region will make building a high-speed rail link from its main city of Nanning to a planned Singapore-bound line its main task in the next five years, the China Daily said yesterday. The construction of the rail link to Pingxiang, a city near China's border with Vietnam, will start in the second half of this year, the paper said, citing the local development and reform commission. The local government wants a railway network to boost its trade with the 10-member Association of South-east Asian Nations, Guangxi's largest trading partner and export market. "We will invest 15.6 billion yuan ($3.05 billion) to build the railway linking Nanning and Singapore via Vietnam. This is extremely important for the construction of the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor," said Mr Long Li, director at the region's transportation department. The ...

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