Airport to be built in Xinjiang desert

Feb 13, 2011 12:00 AM

CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) Xinjiang Regional Administration plans to build a new airport in the Taklimakan Desert during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), which will be the first airport built in the desert in China, Beijing Daily reported.
The airport is expected to benefit oil exploration and rescue work in the desert. 4 new airports are planned for Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).

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