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China - Forward with one spirit: a strategy for the transport sector (English)

Transport is playing a vital role in China's reorientation of its economy, from a planned and centralized system to one that is increasingly decentralized and market-based. The report analyzes the challenges and proposes a strategy that will help fulfill China's economic and social goals. If implemented, the strategy presented will bring about greater competition and enhanced modal integration, more resources for investment, higher-quality services, and greater user satisfaction. At the same time, it will help reduce regional income differentials, improve the sector's safety record, and mitigate transport's negative environmental impacts. The strategy focuses on establishing market and institutional structures that can stimulate competition and further integrate transport into the productive and social fabric of society. Chapter 2 provides proposals for increasing competition and efficiency; chapter 3 identifies the changing patterns of demand for transport; chapter 4 advances the analysis of investment needs of the sector; and chapter 5 their financing. Methods to deal with income inequalities and environmental problems related to the sector are addressed in chapter 6. An institutional structure more in tune with the future needs of the sector is proposed in chapter 7.

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  • Document Date

    1998/04/23

  • Document Type

    Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report

  • Report Number

    15959

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    China,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Doc Name

    China - Forward with one spirit: a strategy for the transport sector

  • Keywords

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China - Forward with one spirit: a strategy for the transport sector (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1998-2 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/288091468743763851/China-Forward-with-one-spirit-a-strategy-for-the-transport-sector