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Railway cargo transport reaches 2.1 bln tons in 1st seven months

08-25-2010 09:03 BJT

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The total volume of cargo transported by railway in the first seven months of the year, reached 2.1 billion tons. That's an increase of more than 13 percent compared with last year.

Railway is usually the first choice among land transport systems, given its price and capacity advantages. From January to July, trains carried 250 million more tons of goods than last year. Majority of the load is coal.

As a result, power demands have been met in most regions. Investment in secondary industries has increased by over 22 percent, greatly boosting the growth of railway transportation.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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