Related Links: The Ten Most Noteworthy Rail Projects: Overview and Related Stories Project: Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway Cost: $11.3 billion Construction Period: 2008-14 Lanzhou is a city of heavy industry and petrochemicals, located on the south bank of the Yellow River in northwest China. With a population of 2.2 million, it is the capital and largest city in Gansu Province. About 800 kilometers to the south, Chongqing, a manufacturing center on the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province, is one of the largest municipalities in China, with a population of 30 million. The Qinling Mountains sit between the two. The Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway project
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.