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Vice-premier urges great efforts in construction of Olympic-bound high-speed railway

Updated: Sep 2,2016 9:39 PM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (C front) visits the construction site of the Badaling Great Wall Station of Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 2, 2016. Zhang had an inspection tour on infrastructure construction work related to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing on Sept 2. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Sept 2 called for great efforts to be made in the construction of a high-speed railway between 2022 Winter Olympic host cities Beijing and Zhangjiakou.

“The government attaches great importance to the preparations of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. We must follow the instructions of President Xi Jinping and take the constructions of venues and facilities as the most important tasks in the preparations of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games,” Zhang said after visiting the construction site of the Badaling Great Wall Station on Sept 2 morning.

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (Gesturing R) presides over a symposium on the development of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway and a highway linking Beijing’s Yanqing district and Chongli county of Zhangjiakou city, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 2, 2016. Zhang had an inspection tour on infrastructure construction work related to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing on Sept 2. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang underlined that steady efforts should be made in the construction of the main and sub lines of the railway between Beijing and Zhangjiakou as well as an expressway between Yanqing and Chongli, where some of the snow sports events of the Winter Olympic Games will be held.

“The parties concerned should do their utmost in the construction of venues and facilities of the Beijing Winter Games and make contributions in delivering a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Games,” Zhang added.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong also visited the construction site on Sept 2 morning.

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (3rd R front) visits the construction site of the Qinglongqiao Station of Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 2, 2016. Zhang had an inspection tour on infrastructure construction work related to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing on Sept 2. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (in white 2nd R) visits workers at the construction site of the Badaling Great Wall Station of Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 2, 2016. Zhang had an inspection tour on infrastructure construction work related to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing on Sept 2. [Photo/Xinhua]

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