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Guangzhou to build freight rail links to Nansha container terminal
BEING an important component of the west Pearl River Delta cargo network, the Guangzhou Nansha port railway project will soon start construction and has recently publicised its environmental report, Xinhua reports.
Costing CNY11.56 billion (US$1.89 billion), the railway is 80 kilometres long. Construction is scheduled to take four years.
The railway runs through four Guangdong cities of Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan and Jiangmen. It will be connected to the Beijing-Guangzhou railway in the north, Nanning-Guangzhou and Liuzhou-Zhaoqing railway in the west, and Guangzhou-Shenzhen railway in the east, and become a convenient means for distribution of shipments via the port and products manufactured inside harbour front industrial parks.
Manufacturing cities along the line like Zhongshan and Shunde will benefit from the railway.