Yuxi, a city located in the south and central Yunnan Province, whose economic growth rate of 2016 was 7.6 percent and 9.3 percent in 2017,is working on its transportation infrastructure in recent years. "The improvement of transportation infrastructure is an important reason for the acceleration of economic growth in Yuxi city in recent years, and the foundation of high-quality development in the future is also in traffic." Zhang Dehua, the mayor of Yuxi city, who was once the director of the Highway Bureau of the ministry of transport, stated his point of view in his interview.
Through its development of traffic, the location advantage of yuxi will play a big role." According to Zhang Dehua, Yuxi belongs to the hinterland of central Yunnan, 88 kilometers away from the provincial capital Kunming, and now has two expressways, one under construction and one in planning. What’s more, a high-speed railway is under construction and one intercity railway is in planning. Given one existing railway, there will be three railway lines in Yuxi.