Data from China Railways, the country’s national rail operator, shows that fixed-asset investment in the first four months of the year was $24bn, a 6.3% rise on the same period in 2022.
According to news agency Xinhua, the money went to projects listed in the 14th five-year plan, which runs between 2021 and 2025.
Other notable completions included the track laying on the high-speed railway linking Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, and Huangshan in Anhui province.
Tests were also carried out on a section of the new high-speed link between Guiyang in central China and the city of Nanning in the southeast.
Earlier data released by China Railways showed that its revenue jumped 18% year-on-year during the first quarter, reaching $39bn.
China Daily notes that the increase in asset building is part of the government’s efforts to boost the economy in the wake of the pandemic.