During the“Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" period, transportation in Dehong enjoyed a leap. The prefecture invested 33.9 billion yuan in transportation, 1.94 times that of the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", with an average annual growth rate of 14.2%.
On December 1, the construction work of Baoshan-Ruili section entered Dehong, symbolizing a new stage of the 330- kilometer Dali- Ruili Railway. After completion, the distance from Dali to Ruili will be shortened from the current six or seven hours of road transportation to more than two hours. It will only take 4 hours from Kunming to Ruili.
With the completion of Mangshi-Lianghe Expressway and Ruili-Menglian Expressway, the Ruili Ports, Wanding Ports, Zhangfeng Ports and Yingjiang Ports are all linked by expressways. The mileage of the prefecture reaches 8,818 kilometers. Highways link each county of Dehong.