Deeper Yangtze River opens to large vessels after dredging project
2018-05-09 10:32:00

A deeper Yangtze River - from Nanjing to its estuary - opened for large vessels on Tuesday, increasing the ability of the lower Yangtze to stimulate the economy, the Ministry of Transport said.

The 12.5-meter-deep waterway runs for 431 kilometers, and allows vessels of more than 50,000 metric tons to pass. Vessels with capacity up to 100,000 tons can also navigate the waterway. Before the dredging project, the waterway's depth averaged only 10.5 meters, limiting vessels to 30,000 tons.

Source: China Daily/jschina.com.cn Editor: Hiram