China signs over 130 transport pacts with Belt and Road countries
By Huang Tianchen

2017-04-20 23:14 GMT+8

2km to Beijing

China has signed more than 130 bilateral and regional transport agreements with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, the Ministry of Transport revealed on Thursday.
Proposed by China in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is a transnational network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa, promoting common development among all countries involved.
Freight trains from China transport goods between China and Belt and Road countries. /CGTN Photo
The agreements signed over the past three years achieved developments in transportation ranging from rail, sea, air transportation and postal services, said Wu Chungeng, spokesman of the Ministry of Transport.
The country has opened 356 international road routes for both passengers and goods, while maritime transportation services now cover all countries along the Belt and Road, he said.
Every week, some 4,200 direct flights connect China with 43 Belt and Road countries, and 39 China-Europe freight train routes are currently in operation, Wu said.
China plans to improve the facilitation and environment of transportation along the Belt and Road countries, he added. 
Next month, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing.  
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