Jinan to expand regional transportation
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-03-02Print Print
The Jinan-Tai'an Expressway opens to the public on Oct 28, 2020, shortening the travel time between Jinan and Tai'an to just 30 minutes. [Photo/dzwww.com]
Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong province, will further improve transportation construction to promote connections with neighboring cities and regions, local authorities reported.
More than 110 transportation projects, with an investment of 790 billion yuan ($122.26 billion), will be carried out covering railways and expressways to strengthen exchanges among cities in the Shandong provincial capital economic circle.
The provincial capital economic circle includes the provincial capital Jinan and six neighboring cities – Zibo, Tai'an, Liaocheng, Dezhou, Binzhou and Dongying.
After construction, the travel time from Jinan to Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, will be reduced from 4 hours to just 1.5 hours. The construction of bridges and tunnels across the Yellow River will be sped up. The Qilu Bridge and Fenghuang Bridge will complete construction and open to traffic.
The Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport will be expanded into a 4F airport with the highest international standards, and developed into an international hub connecting Japan, South Korea, and Northeast Asian countries.