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Sustainable development of inland waterway transport in China (Chinese)

The report finds that the Inland Waterway Transport (IWT) sector in China has great economic importance and unrealized potential with a fundamentally sound institutional framework. It also considers that it has an improving balance in the roles of public and private sectors, an ambitious and well-founded public infrastructure development plan, and a vibrant and dynamic transport services industry that is delivering growth and innovation. As the main focus of the study, the report has identified a number of possible impediments to the sustainability of the IWT sector, and provided recommendations to overcome the impediments. The sector has to meet the challenge of how to remain successful in a changing world. The solutions should reinforce and build upon the successes, while mitigating adverse side-effects and anticipating and accommodating future changes. It is hoped that most of the information in this report will provoke further interests and ideas to contribute to the long term sustainable development of China's IWT. Chapters two-five of this report summarize the experiences and lessons of the three regions (USA, the European Union, and China). Chapter two provides an overview of the IWT networks and their utilization. Chapter three compares institutions and administrative arrangements. Chapter four compares policies and programs. Chapter five compares the development of the barging industry and its markets. In each case the experiences are examined, topic by topic, for their possible usefulness for IWT policies in China.




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Sustainable development of inland waterway transport in China (Chinese). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.