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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Huai’an Civil Airport Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Huai’an Civil Airport in Jiangsu Province held their groundbreaking ceremony October 22nd, 2008. In attendance was Minister Li Jiaxiang of the CAAC, Liang Baohua – Secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPC, Luo Zhijun – Jiangsu Province Governor, and Xia Xinghua, Director General of the CAAC East Regional Administration.
The new Huai’an Airport facility will be located at the Northeastern part of the city of Huai’an and will feature a 2,400m long runway and apron to accommodate four planes. The new airport is expected to handle 400,000 passengers annually and cost 44.6m RMB. The project is expected to finish in 2010. The Huai’an Airport will help balance the distribution of civil airport facilities in East China and develop the regional aviation hub and spoke system in the Jiangsu Province. The government hopes the Huai’an airport will also help develop local tourism, and improve the capability of emergency disaster relief and national defense.

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