The projects are expected to generate more than 200 billion yuan worth of demand for construction materials, and over 300 billion yuan demand for equipment, the provincial government said in a statement on its website.

In its latest five-year plan covering the 2021-2025 period, Sichuan province aims to kick start more than 10 key transportation projects, including a high-speed railway linking Chengdu, the province’s capital, and the southwestern city of Chongqing outside the province.

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