On February 28, Minister of Transportation Li Xiaopeng said at the press conference held by the State Council Information Office that deepening the structural reform of the transportation supply side is the focus of the transportation industry in 2019, and the Ministry of Transport will continue to implement “consolidation, enhancement, and The general requirements for the promotion and smooth flow of the eight-character policy will further promote the high-quality development of transportation from six aspects: improving efficiency, reducing costs, ensuring safety, deepening reform, expanding openness, and promoting innovation.
The reporter learned that in 2018, transportation completed a fixed asset investment of about 3.2 trillion yuan, of which the railway completed investment of about 800 billion yuan, road and water transport completed fixed assets investment of 2.3 trillion yuan, civil aviation completed investment of about 80 billion yuan, of which inland river The high-grade waterway has a mileage of 15,000 kilometers and 1,938 10,000-ton berths. The structural reform of the transportation supply side has achieved remarkable results – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which is the world's largest, has been completed and opened to traffic. The China-European class has exceeded 12,000 in total, and the 12.5-meter deep-water channel below the Yangtze River in Nanjing has been connected.
Li Xiaopeng revealed that in 2018, the whole industry reduced the logistics cost by about 98.1 billion yuan. More large-scale long-distance goods turned to rail transportation, and the railway transportation volume increased by about 350 million tons. At the same time, a total of 5 administrative examination and approval licenses were cancelled in 2018, and another 20 administrative licenses can be reported and processed online. He said that in 2019, the Ministry of Transport will continue to implement the supply-side structural reform as the main line and implement the general requirements of the "consolidation, enhancement, upgrading and smooth flow" eight-character policy, from improving efficiency, reducing costs, ensuring security, deepening reform and expanding. Six aspects, such as opening up and promoting innovation, further promote the high-quality development of transportation.
In answering the question of how the transportation industry supports the strategy of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, Li Xiaopeng said that in 2018, the Ministry of Transport will solidly promote the construction of the comprehensive three-dimensional traffic corridor of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, further deepen the development of green transportation, and further enhance the function of the golden waterway. The comprehensive transportation infrastructure construction has achieved remarkable results, the transportation organization has been continuously optimized, and the Yangtze River Economic Belt has achieved remarkable results. In the next step, the Ministry of Transport will continue to focus on the implementation of ecological protection of engineering construction, conservation and intensive use of shoreline resources, standardization of ship types, promotion of clean energy, etc., and actively implement the deployment of the Central Economic Work Conference, in accordance with the overall design requirements. To study and formulate work plans to promote the construction of an integrated transportation system in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and to take advantage of the respective advantages of railways, highways and waterways to form an efficient, intensive and green integrated transportation system.