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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

CAAC Invests More in Building Trunk Line Airports and Western Airports


After the ten measures of further increasing domestic demand and promoting economic growth endorsed by The State Council, the CAAC arranged to establish a special task force headed by Minister Li Jia Xiang. According to the requirements of the State Council, determined beforehand, investments increasing this year by the CPC Central on civil aviation will focus on support for Kunming, Chongqing, and Nanning, such as the western new or expanded trunk line airports, as well as the Guangxi Hechi, Tengchong in Yunnan, and a number of new and expanded regional airport construction projects for a total investment of 30 billion Yuan. The CAAC had arranged the program and measures to expand domestic demand, speeding up the project in the early stages and starting a new batch of construction projects. At present, the investment of the civil aviation projects under construction has reached 100 billion Yuan. There are Chengdu, Xian, and Guangzhou which act as hub and trunk line airports. Yan’an, Luliang, and Huaian which are planned as regional airports, is planned to begin next year with 90 billion of the total investment of 200 billion Yuan being be spent on this phase of construction. About 1.5 million tons of steel and 7.5 million tons of cement will be used. There will be an estimated one million jobs derived from the construction of the airports. In 2010, Shanghai Pudong, Chengdu, Wuhan, and Nanjing which are hub and trunk line airports, along with regional airports such as Daochen and Yading are being planned to be constructed with a total investment of a 250 billion Yuan . All of the projects will drive domestic demand and promote the safety and security capabilities of civil aviation’s infrastructure.

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