1-Feb-2011 11:20 AM

China to spend USD4.6bn on Xinjiang Airports

China's Government will spend approximately USD4.54 billion (CNY30 billion) over the next five years on new airport projects in the far western region of Xinjiang (Reuters, 31-Jan-2011). The government will construct four new airports and expand or relocate six others. By 2015, Xinjiang will have 22 airports handling civil flights. The number of passengers using Xinjiang's airports are expected to almost double by 2015 compared with 2010, to approximately 20 million people.