|Land for Jinhua Section’s Project Gains Approval|
On September 17, a land area of almost 35,700 m2 for the major project of the Jinhua section of the Jinhua-Jiande Railway gained the approval of the Department of Natural Resources of Zhejiang Province. The project will begin construction in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Jinhua-Jiande Railway will connect to the Hangzhou-Huangshan High-Speed Railway northbound, and the Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway and the Jinhua-Wenzhou High-Speed Railway southbound. Lanxi will become an important part of Zhejiang’s construction of a crisscrossed high-speed rail channel and a travel system that aims to limit commutes within cities to one hour.
The Jinhua-Jiande Railway is also a favorable tourist route that integrates famous mountains, bodies of water, and sites. It directly links the Hefei Metropolitan Area along the Yangtze River Delta, Yangtze River Economic Belt, Huangshan Tourism Economic Zone, the Urban Agglomeration of Central Zhejiang, Wenzhou Economic Zone, and more, which is of great significance to the integrated development of multiple economic zones. After opening for operation, it will only take 15 minutes from Lanxi to Jiande, and one hour to travel directly from Jinhua to Huangshan. (By Zhou Xuan, translated by Zhang Jiajia, edited by Kendra Fiddler)