Asia Pulse reports that China's demand for transportation is forecast to increase by 1.5-2 times in the next 20 years, according to a forecast made by the State Development and Reform Commission.

The report said China's average per capita travel is likely to increase from the present 12.5 times to 20 times by 2010, and to 30 times by 2020.

The average demand for passenger transport is forecast to increase about 6 per cent each year in the 2000-2020 period, and demand for cargo transport will maintain a steady growth to 3 per cent-3.5 per cent.