Chinese govt urged to address urban transport problems – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency:

The Chinese government must do more to tackle traffic jams, choking air pollution and other urban transport problems, the World Bank says in a report released here on Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, the checks and balances mechanisms have not been fully in place to ensure appropriate procedures for municipal decisions to take into consideration the interest of the majority of the urban residents.”

Graham Smith, World Bank coordinator for the transport sector in China and the other main author of the report, said the challenge was enormous for both central and local governments. [Full Text]

June 14, 2006 9:13 PM
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