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China to Build 50 More Airports in 13th Five-year Plan: Minister of Transport

(People's Daily Online)    03:11, March 07, 2016

In photo: Rendering of a new airport in Beijing, which is currently under construction.

China will build about 50 new airports, most of which will be in central and western regions during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, said Minister of Transportation Yang Chuantang in the group deliberation of deputies from Qinghai province to annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 6, 2016.

The future development of China’s roads, airports, express delivery industry will incline towards the relatively underdeveloped Midwest region. The ministry has chosen 14 conjoining poverty-stricken areas and 477 key counties for construction of transportation, where the western regions will account for a higher proportion, Yang disclosed.

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