Chongqing is aimed at constructing a comprehensive transportation system with the water way, railway lines, highways and airways working together to offer the convenient domestic and international transport service. Chongqing will act as the shipping center on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, a comprehensive transportation hub in Southwest China and a great channel for international trade.
The plan of "4 + 5" Strategic Channel to the Outside World refers to:
To enhance Chongqing's capacity of opening to the outside world, four international transportation channels are planned, namely, Chongqing–Xinjiang–Europe, Chongqing–Shanghai–Pacific, Chongqing–Kunming–Indian Ocean and Chongqing–Shenzhen–Pacific;
To accelerate the process of building Chongqing into a transportation hub in Southwest China, five domestic transportation channels are planned, namely, Chongqing–Chengdu, Chongqing–Zhengzhou, Chongqing–Guiyang, Chongqing–Changsha and Chongqing–Xi'an;
By 2020, all districts and counties (including autonomous counties) in Chongqing will be 100% accessible by highway and 95% of them will be reached by railway. Meanwhile, the journey from Chongqing to the neighboring provinces and coastal cities will be shortened into four hours and eight hours respectively.