China's transport sector on the mend after COVID-19 shock

May 30, 2020

China's transport sector on the mend after COVID-19 shock

Beijing (China), May 30: China's transport sector is on the mend as the country shifts to regular epidemic control measures amid improving epidemic situation at home.
As of May 23, 99.7 percent of the country's major transport infrastructure projects had resumed construction, and 98.4 percent of transport enterprises had resumed operation, said Sun Wenjian, spokesperson at the Ministry of Transport.
Calling it "good news," Sun said reversing previous declines, freight volume began to increase compared with one year earlier.
In the middle 10 days of May, the country's cargo throughput at ports and export cargo throughput both increased from one year ago, with that of container throughput close to last year's level, according to the ministry.
However, Sun said it would still take time for the passenger transport sector to recover, with the passenger traffic in the middle 10 days of May standing at less than half of the level posted during the same period of last year.
Source: Xinhua News Agency