Construction work on the Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China’s first road-rail suspension bridge. Photo: EPA-EFE
Construction work on the Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China’s first road-rail suspension bridge. Photo: EPA-EFE

Yangtze River Delta governments take a back seat, giving market forces free rein in developing infrastructure

  • Integration of the Yangtze River Delta, an area with a population of 240 million, is a national strategy initiated by President Xi in 2018
  • ‘Governments hope to relinquish their roles as investors and [builders],’ says a senior official

Construction work on the Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China’s first road-rail suspension bridge. Photo: EPA-EFE
Construction work on the Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China’s first road-rail suspension bridge. Photo: EPA-EFE
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