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New law on national defense transport ready for vote

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 10:05, August 29, 2016

BEIJING, Aug. 29 -- The draft law on national defense transport, which was deliberated for the second time on Monday, was ready to be submitted to China's top legislature for approval.

The new law, covering the use of railways, waterways and air routes for defense purpose, is expected to regulate the planning, construction, management and use of resources in transportation sectors, such as railways, roads, waterways, aviation, pipelines and mail services, for national defense.

The draft was submitted to the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for the second time, which runs from Monday to Saturday.

"National defense transport is an important component of the state's economy and defense building," said a statement from the NPC Law Committee read to lawmakers on Monday's opening meeting of the bi-monthly session.

The law will follow the concept of integrating military and civilian resources, meet new demands from national defense and military reform and solve prominent problems in national defense transport, according to the Law Committee.

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