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Nov 20, 2018 07:05 PM
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Urumqi Airport to Get $6 Billion Investment as China Builds Up Belt and Road

Urumqi Diwopu International Airport’s terminal is seen in May 2011. Photo: VCG
Urumqi Diwopu International Airport’s terminal is seen in May 2011. Photo: VCG

China’s top state planner has approved a 42.11 billion yuan ($6.06 billion) expansion of Urumqi’s airport in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as the government looks to transform the airport from a regional flight hub to one of international significance.

The development will see Urumqi Diwopu International Airport handling 63 million passengers a year when the expansion is completed in 2030, up from around 15 million passengers now, according to documents published by the National Development and Reform Commission on Monday.

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