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Old December 18th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #841
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What city is that in?
it's Dongguan, Guangdong province, from the pciture's description.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #842
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我的家乡:
在我们上虞市有那么一个镇.面积不足五十平方公里.但是在境内

河港密布.道路纵横.水陆交通之繁忙.地理位置之重要.在上虞市.乃

至全国都是少见的.

在这里有二条高速公路.二条国道线.一条大江.一条大运河.一条

铁路从这里通过.每天有几十对列车.数十万辆汽车通过这里奔向全国

各地.

这就是道墟古镇.一颗从绍兴县分割出来的江南水乡明珠.

道墟镇头枕曹娥江.脚踩104国道.329国道北复线(既人民西路)从

镇中心横穿而过.而杭甬运河.则把星罗棋布的湖泊.河港贯通一气.

500吨级的船队可以畅通无阻.

杭甬铁路的电气化改造即将完成.高速的动车组将给这里的水乡

平原添上一道靓丽的风景.

境内的杭甬高速公路.是全国最繁忙的高速公路之一.上三高速公

路.则是连结浙中南的重要通道.

绍嘉高速公路将从这里开始.绍诸高速公路(绍兴道墟至诸暨)也

将在道墟镇的云里村和上三线连接.

规划中的城际轻轨铁路即将动工建设.城际列车将从传说中勾践

铸剑的称山脚下驶过.去绍兴.杭州.宁波.将和坐公交车一样方便.

道墟镇是绍兴地区的一个重要交通枢纽.

说道墟交通牛.但也有遗憾.至今在道墟镇境内.高速公路没有口

子.铁路没有车站.运河没有码头.而带给道墟镇人民的还有无休止的

噪音.和数十万辆车排放的汽车废气.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #843
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lots of Chinese
hmmm.

My hometown:

We Shangyu city in a town so. Area of less than 50 square kilometers, but in the territory of

Ports clouds. Road aspect. Surface of the heavy traffic. Important geographical location. In Shangyu City. Nai

To the whole country are rare.

Here are two highway. Two State Line Road. A river. A Grand Canal. One

From here by the railway. Dozens of trains a day. Hundreds of thousands of cars through here toward the

Around.

This is the Road Town Market. Shaoxing County, a split off from the Jiangnan Water Pearl.

Cao'e River Road market towns headrests. Foot .329 State Road 104 North Road, the double-track railway (both people Road)

And the town centre across. Expressway and the canal. Put the web of lakes. Ports through the city.

500-ton fleet can be unobstructed.

Ningbo electrification of the railway will be completed soon. High-speed trains will of the water here

Plain add a scenic beauty.

In the Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway. Country is one of the busiest highways. On three highways

Road. Zhejiang Zhongnan link is a vital channel.

Chaojia highway from here. Introduce various Expressway (Shaoxing Road Market to Zhuji)

In the clouds, market towns and villages on the three-connected.

Planning of inter-city light rail construction of the pipeline. Inter-city train from the legendary Goujian

Swords passing at the foot of the mountain said. To Shaoxing. Hangzhou. Ningbo. BUS and will be as easy.

Shaoxing Road market towns is an important regional transportation hub.

Hui said traffic cattle, but a regret. Road market towns in the territory so far. Highway no I

Son. Railway stations did not. Canal not terminal. Market towns, and bring people are endless

Noise. Put 100,000 cars, motor vehicle exhaust emissions
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Old December 30th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #844
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Wow!! really impressive.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:57 AM   #845
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China to build more rural roads

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China's Ministry of Communications says it will dramatically increase investment in rural road construction. The central government will work with local governments to improve road transport links in remote and less developed regions across the country.



China''s Ministry of Communications says it will dramatically increase investment in rural road construction. (CCTV.com)


The vehicle consumption tax is a major source of revenue for China's road construction projects. The Ministry of Communications says around 40 billion yuan in vehicle consumption taxes will be spent this year on rural road construction, along with nearly five and a half billion yuan from government bonds.

Dong Xuebo, Planning Division Dir., Ministry of Communications, said, "Nearly half of the national vehicle consumption tax will be spent on rural road construction this year. And the government will earmark a further 500 million yuan from government bonds this year even though the bonds have seen sharp falls in recent years."

The ministry says the funds will be mainly used to build roads in China's border regions, minority areas and developing regions.

Dong Xuebo said, "The central government and provincial governments will finance road construction in extremely poor regions, to lighten the burden of municipal governments."

This year, work will begin on rebuilding the Zhamo Road in Motuo County in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The county is sometimes called "an island on land" because it is the only county in China that has no roads.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #846
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Viet Nam to build $1.2bn expressway to China

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The Viet Nam Government is to build a 244km grade-separated highway from the suburbs of Hanoi to the Chinese border at Lao Cai to complete a direct road connection with Kunming, capital of the westerly province of Yunnan.

The project, officially known as the Kunming-Haiphong Corridor, will give China’s industry and agriculture much easier access to Vietnam’s expanding sea port on the Gulf of Tonking.

The highway, including the section now under construction in China, will provide shippers in Kunming with a new route for rapid movement of products that depend upon fast access to global markets.

The road will benefit Viet Nam by raising its ability to export agricultural and maritime products to Yunnan province and the growing hinterland markets of the China’s south western region. There are also prospects of a large increase in cross-border tourism between the two countries.

When the new highway is completed, truck drivers and passenger cars should be able to make the overland trip in less than one day. This compares with the current three days journey for trucks and two for cars.

Traffic volumes on existing roads between Hanoi and the Chinese border are said to be increasing at the rate of 12 per cent per year. The Bank says that Viet Nam will need to invest a large share of its annual domestic product to overcome the infrastructure bottlenecks now becoming apparent.

These, it says, will need to be addressed quickly if growth and consequent poverty reduction targets are to be met. But the Bank commends Viet Nam’s policies for economic growth as soundly based, bringing about a dramatic reduction in the country’s poverty rate in recent years.

Present cost estimates for the new road stand at around US$1.2 billion, of which the Asian Development Bank is to contribute $896 million from its ordinary capital resources and $200 million from the low interest Asian Development Fund.

The Bank says this is the biggest single-project financing it has undertaken in its history.

Designed to expressway standards, the new highway will operate as an access-controlled toll road. Financial analyses indicate that the project will generate sufficient revenues to recover the entire loan amount within ten years from the time it is due to open in 2012.

Over 5.5 million vehicles are expected to use the Kunming-Haiphong corridor when it opens, rising threefold to 17 million by 2022.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #847
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8,300km expressways built in 2007, 5,000km projected for 2008

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchin...nt_6374334.htm

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China will build at least 5,000 km of expressways this year, bringing the total length of expressways in the nation to almost 60,000 km by the year-end, Minister of Communications Li Shenglin said on Saturday.

There are currently 53,600 km of expressways traversing the country - the second longest in the world behind the United States, which has 89,000 km.


Last year, 8,300 km of new expressways were built and opened for use across the country, which is more than the total length of freeways in Japan (7,000 km), Li said at an annual working conference in Beijing.

Twenty-one provinces, municipalities and regions now have freeway networks longer than 1,000 km. Among them, Henan and Shandong provinces each have more than 4,000 km of freeways, while Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces each have between 3,000 and 4,000 km.

In the past five years, the country has built 28,000 km of freeways, almost equal to the combined total in Canada and Germany, which rank fourth and fifth in the world respectively in terms of the length of expressways built.

China plans to have 85,000 km of expressways by 2020.

Li said the authorities will invest more tax revenue on building rural roads this year, to link up more remote villages and make it easier for farmers to travel.

The minister said that the initial plan is to use 48 percent of funds raised by the vehicle purchase tax on building rural roads this year, up from 32 percent in 2005 and 44 percent last year.

Investment by the central government will also include money from the national budget and treasury bonds, but a detailed breakdown of the amounts involved has not yet been released.

About 270,000 km of roads will be either built or upgraded in rural areas this year with the investment, he said.

Last year, 423,000 km of rural roads were built or upgraded. Rural roads have reached 88 percent of all administrative villages and 98.5 percent of rural towns.

At present, Medog in the southeastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region is the last county in China that does not have a highway.

The Ministry of Communications said it will start to construct the highway connecting Medog this year. Before a basic road was completed in 2006 allowing vehicles to run in good weather, travelers had to walk for four or five days across difficult terrain to go to the county.

China now has 3.57 million km of roads. A 35,000-km national highway system that comprises five north-south highway trunk roads and seven east-west trunk roads took shape at the end of last year, 13 years ahead of what was originally planned.

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Old January 7th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #848
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God, that is just amazing.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #849
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Wow that's incredible. Well, you have to see things in perspective i think.

If you compare this to the 220 km opened in Spain with a 45 million population, the construction rate is about the same, and last year was a slow year for Spain, they usually build 400 - 500km a year.
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To my knowledge, Australia doesn't have quite that number of expressways - someone prove me wrong though! I always thought Germany (obviously now behind China) had the third longest motorway network in the world.

That is an impressive construction level though. Hopefully they manage to keep up with the public transport infrastructure within their cities too!
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Actually Spain has more, they constructed 500km annually for the last decade. As of 2005 they had 13.156km of motorways. I also doubt Canada has that much expressways.
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Wow that's incredible. Well, you have to see things in perspective i think.

If you compare this to the 220 km opened in Spain with a 45 million population, the construction rate is about the same, and last year was a slow year for Spain, they usually build 400 - 500km a year.
good for Spain. 400-500km/year is quite a lot for a 45 mln population, esp. in a developed country!
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Actually Spain has more, they constructed 500km annually for the last decade. As of 2005 they had 13.156km of motorways. I also doubt Canada has that much expressways.
Well, according to the CIA World Factbook, Australia has 13,630 km, which seems like an awful lot. They must be counting any 2x2 lane road as an expressway as I think the Aussies will attest that there are very few duel carriageways outside of the main centres.

Canada on the otherhand does indeed seem to have 17,000km of expressways designated in the country according to their Department of Transportation. Seems like an incredible amount for such a sparsely populated country!

China is building at such an alarming rate, I reckon it won't be long before they overtake the US.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #854
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wow! china's progress is unstoppable...
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another engineering wonder--Chengkun Expressway





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Old January 9th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #856
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good, but we have a China expressway official site http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...232957&page=39

Thanks for sharing.
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Yep i merged it.

Maybe the poster can tell us a little more about this expressway, which region, which cities it connects, how long the expressway is, official site and stuff like that.
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Hey Chris,

Chinese expressways and train lines are often named after their origin and destinations - ie. the ChengKun Expressway indicates that it stretches between Chengdu (Sichuan) and Kunming (Yunnan).
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So the expressway is about 1100kms. It runs from the Chengdu plains through mountain ranges up to 4000 meters.
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Yup. I wonder if this expressway will be extended all the way to the Vietnamese border in the future. The current stretch between Kunming and Hekou (border town) is terrible (believe me, I once travelled it by bus!).
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