10.31.2011 18:38

Expressways of Excess

Lu Dadao has long warned about the risks of highway, railway and airport overbuilding, and now people are listening
By staff reporter Yue Zhen
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"Excessive." That's the word Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) academic and National Planning Expert Committee member Lu Dadao uses to describe the scope and pace of transportation-related construction projects in China.

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In a recent interview with Caixin, 71-year-old Lu repeated his long-held concerns about the nation's vast transportation building program, referring specifically to a critical report written by a research team he headed and submitted to the central government one year ago.

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