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China approves $6bn expansion of Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang

Nov 20, 2018 - Marketline Newswire

China's state planner the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has granted permission for an RMB42.1bn ($6.06bn) expansion project of Urumqi Airport (URC) in Xinjiang.

Urumqi is an important centre in China's Belt and Road initiative.Construction of the URC is scheduled to run through to 2030 when the airport is predicted to manage 750,000t of cargo and 63 million passengers per annum, according to NDRC.By 2015, Urumqi Airport is expected to have 550,000t of cargo pass through...