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The project would cost more than $230bn (£144bn) and be over 7,000km (4,350 miles) long - more than three times the world's current longest high-speed line, from the Chinese capital to the southern city of Guangzhou.The £144bn construction would mean trains wouldn't have to travel through Mongolian capital Ulan BatorThe 803-kilometre line would be the first stage of the route to Beijing, CCTV said.'If the funds are raised smoothly... the line can be completed in five years at the quickest,' he added.The paper cited a research report that put the cost of one kilometre of Chinese-built fast rail at $33 million.