20-Jun-2011 10:10 AM

China stresses need for airspace reforms

China's Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang stated further efforts should be made to expand reforms in institutional mechanisms and administration for airspace during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) (Xinhua, 18-Jun-2011). "The 12th Five-Year-Plan period is a vital time for speeding up transformation of the mode of development, along with deepening reforms in air traffic control," he said. He added that it is imperative to solve congestion problems.