“China will build its first Qiongzhou Strait rail-cum-bridge!” Recently, Guangdong Zhanjiang City Department of Transportation officials said that the proposed construction of Qiongzhou Strait Bridge north Xuwen County, Zhanjiang. Bridge two points from top to bottom, including the railway bridge to 4 lines, the design speed of 160 km passenger and freight trains speed of 120 km, a road bridge design speed of 100 kilometers, a total investment of more than 1400 billion yuan. Bridge Survey and Design Institute chief engineer Gojong I said, China will build its first Qiongzhou Strait rail-cum-bridge, built across the Qiongzhou Strait, after driving only 20 minutes, the train movement will also be compressed in 10 minutes.
bridge across the sea part of more than 26 kilometers
Qiongzhou Strait is the strait, one of China’s three major east-west about 80 kilometers from north to south an average width of about 29.5 kilometers, 19.4 kilometers at the narrowest depth of 40-160 meters. Across the Qiongzhou Strait has relied on ferries, trains have now opened with special cross-sea railway ferry ship is required to open OK 3 hours.
By the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Railways and the Guangdong and Hainan provinces prepared jointly organized the “Qiongzhou Strait sea-crossing project planning study report” has been completed, experts on the 13 kinds of engineering solutions have been studied in order to build than the connection to determine the post-election Xuwen County, Guangdong Province, Light House angle and Hainan Province Chengmai County Road Lun corner of highway, railway bridge at. Do the same program, part of the length of the bridge across the sea to reach 26.3 kilometers in the world, second only to the newly constructed Hangzhou Bay Bridge.
After 15 years of research and feasibility studies, the current sea-crossing Qiongzhou Strait construction program and timetable for the initial identification, cross-sea bridge started in 2012 towards the building opened to traffic in 2020, the relevant departments will jointly invest in Qiongzhou Strait roads, railways 2 with cross-sea bridge in order to achieve the northern Gulf, Central, land access and seamless docking. The proposed construction of Qiongzhou Strait Bridge will be the upper and lower layers, which is four-lane railway bridge design speed of 160 km passenger and freight trains speed of 120 km, a road bridge design speed of 100 kilometers. Project static investment of more than 200 billion yuan, will be the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Railways and the Guangdong and Hainan provinces co-financing. As for the total project cost of the initial program is expected to total investment of 142.1 billion yuan.
called “the South China Sea of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway”
“Construction is like crossing repair a ‘South China Sea, the Qinghai-Tibet railway’.” China (Hainan) Reform Development Institute, Institute for Public Policy, deputy director of Kuangxian believes that the crossing directly in Hainan and Guangdong, as well as convergence of the national economy closely together, not only can promote the development of Hainan, Guangdong, the manufacturing sector can give depth to the Southeast Asian market to create more favorable opportunities, but also, the establishment of an international tourist island of Hainan can also be a new international consumer market is conducive to Guangdong manufacturers in the world to establish the image of . In addition, Hainan is also conducive to the development of the South China Sea oil and gas resources development and utilization, there is conducive to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity of the South China Sea. Construction Qiongzhou Bridge vital for national development strategy the South China Sea, could lead the Pan-Tonkin Gulf economic belt leaps and bounds.
Economic region in China’s territory, Hainan is also in an awkward position. The establishment of Qiongzhou Strait crossing will completely change this embarrassing situation, the completion of crossing will help Hainan “international tourism island,” the construction of the Pearl River Delta and beyond Guangxi, Yunnan, this will become an emerging international consumer market low-cost commodity providers. In a traditional Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and the Bohai Economic Zone and the Western Shore Economic Zone, the Pan-Tonkin Gulf economic zone, China – ASEAN Expo, CEPA, the economic and trade platform for Portuguese-speaking, the formation of a new platform for international tourist spending. By then, the positioning of the southern provinces will be very clear: the international tourist island of Hainan, Fujian Economic Circle Hercynian core of ASEAN’s major channel docking in Guangxi, Hong Kong CEPA important financing platform for the Pan-PRD and Macao trade and economic cooperation platform for Portuguese-speaking countries, Yunnan and the western access to the sea.
Hainan Island for the significance of crossing the Straits, and Hainan in the future strategic position is concerned, the experts interviewed by reporters as “bridgehead” for the word to describe the strategy of Hainan in the South China Sea’s status, with the “enormous contributions” to describe the Qiongzhou crossing the Strait in which the role. The construction of this bridge in the promotion of the Pan-Tonkin Gulf regional cooperation, speed up the development of the northern Gulf, to expedite the implementation of China – ASEAN Free Trade Area of great significance. And the bridge will ensure that the implementation of national energy strategy, in the Hainan Island to play in safeguarding national sovereignty, have important and far-reaching significance.
(According to “Yangcheng Evening News” report)