In early February, 2012, the national defense highway, which was reconstructed with the funds provided by the government of Guilin, a city of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was formally open to traffic. After the opening of the highway, a troop unit stationed in Guilin can reach the ring expressway directly through the newly-built entrance ramps. According to the leader of the Guilin Transport and Combat Readiness Office, by constructing the through highways and the entrance ramps, the high-speed three-dimensional traffic network of Guilin totaling tens of thousands of kilometers has reached the barracks directly.
In recent years, the government of Guilin has taken promoting the construction of regional comprehensive transport hubs as an important opportunity to improve the maneuvering capability of the troop units stationed in Guilin, fully implemented the demands of the national defense in the construction of expressways and railways and the reconstruction of the hubs of vital traffic lines, and carried out synchronized planning and construction of the transport and combat readiness work and economic construction.
According to statistics, 239 kilometers of expressways and 192 kilometers of secondary highways were built in Guilin during the 11th Five-Year Plan period. Among them, 32 various entrance ramps were opened for the troop units along the expressways, and 100-odd kilometers of national defense highway that connects the entrance ramps were built and extended.
By Yang Xiaoying