At a press conference China’s Minister of Transport, Li Xiaopeng, announced that the total mileage of China’s railway system will be added 30,000 kilometers before 2020 held by the State Council Information Office on Feb.27. One-third of the increased length will be of high-speed rail.

The total mileage of highway will be expanded by 320,000 kilometers during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).

The plan also includes more than 300 quay berths and 50 airports.

The total budget for the transportation systems in the country will be 15 trillion RMB (US$2.18 trillion) for the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

Railway investment in 2017 alone is expected to reach 800 billion RMB. By 2020, China will have built a comprehensive modern transportation system that is safe, convenient, efficient and green.