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New civil airport earmarked for Jiaxing

A NEW civil and military airport will be built in Jiaxing City in Shanghai’s neighboring Zhejiang Province with an urban terminal of the Hongqiao International Airport.

The city, where the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China ended, aims to create a cargo aviation hub in cooperation with the Shanghai Airport Authority.

Construction for the new airport will start by year’s end. Air travelers will be able to check in at a new terminal in Jiaxing and catch designated transport to Hongqiao airport.

It is part of efforts to drive the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region, a key national strategy, the Jiaxing government said at a promotion meeting in Shanghai over the weekend.

Jiaxing also plans to expand the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal, known as the world’s longest ancient canal dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), to create a major shipping network connecting Shanghai, Jiangsu and Anhui.

Jiaxing is determined to become the “golden south wing” of the Hongqiao International Open-up Hub in cooperation with Shanghai, said Chen Lizhong, executive vice mayor of Jiaxing.

According to the blueprint, Jiaxing will become the south extension of Hongqiao by 2025 and a key part of the Hongqiao business district by 2035.


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