China’s Ministry of Transport may remove limitations on how long roadways can collect tolls, South China Morning Post reported, citing a draft amendment to the country’s Toll Road Management Regulation. The rule currently limits collection to 15-30 years, but the change could allow tolls for more than 30 years on more expensive roadways and forbid them on those with speed limits of 60-80km/h. The ministry said in June that China’s road network had 111,900 km of highways–an impressive figure nonetheless trumped by its 162,600 km of toll roads. The network ran at a loss of RMB157 billion (US$25.29 billion) last year, a massive increase from its loss in 2013 of RMB66.1 billion.
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