BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- China's waterway passenger volume saw a year-on-year decline in the first quarter of 2022, official data shows.
The country's waterway transport network handled 26.47 million passenger trips during the period, down 20.6 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Northwest China's Gansu Province saw the sharpest year-on-year slump of 74.7 percent, followed by the provinces of Shanxi and Anhui.
Bucking the downward trend, Hainan Province registered a 77.2 percent year-on-year surge in the period.
In March, 6.67 million waterway passenger trips were made in China. ■