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China approves 55b yuan urban railway projects

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China has approved construction plans for two urban railway projects with a total investment value of 55 billion yuan (S$11.85 billion), the country's top economic planner said in statements on its website on Thursday.

[BEIJING] China has approved construction plans for two urban railway projects with a total investment value of 55 billion yuan (S$11.85 billion), the country's top economic planner said in statements on its website on Thursday.

The projects include a 16.1 billion yuan urban railway in Wuhu, a city in the southeastern Anhui province. Another project, worth 38.9 billion yuan, is an urban railway in Xi'an, a city in the central Shaanxi province.

Beijing has approved billions of dollars in infrastructure projects in recent months to stem a sharp economic slowdown. The government has been particularly keen on projects in the less-developed western part of the country.

REUTERS

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