LHASA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The expansion project of
Peace Airport for Xigaze prefecture in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous
Region would be completed before the end of next year, local government said on
The project will be the fifth civil airport in Tibet.
There are now three civil airports operational in the autonomous region, namely
Gongkar airport in Lhasa, Mainling airport in Nyingchi, and Pangda airport in
Qamdo. Another civil airport was being built in Ngari prefecture.
According to Kelsang Tsering, party chief for Xigaze
prefecture, the Peace Airport, which is 48 kilometers from Xigaze city, is
expected to begin operation next October.
The project costs 480 million Yuan (70.3 million U.S.
dollars). It plans to be able to annually accommodate 230,000 passengers and
1,150 tones of cargos and allow 2,580 take-offs and landings annually in 2020.
It is believed the project will boost development of
tourism in Xigaze. As the second largest city in Tibet, Xigaze city is home to a
group of famous, ancient temples, including Tshilhunpo, Sakya and Palkhor Chode
monasteries. Xigaze prefecture also boasts such tourist destination of Mount
Qomolangma, which is in Dingri county.
Tibet starts building 5th civil
XIGAZE, Tibet, April
29 (Xinhua) -- Tibet Wednesday started construction on its fifth civil airport
in the southwest China's autonomous region, according to local authorities.
The government would invest a total 480 million yuan (70
million U.S. dollars) in the airport in Xigaze, the second-biggest city in
Tibet, said Xu Bo, head of the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch. Full story
Batang Airport in Qinghai soon to open
BEIJING, June 23
(Xinhuanet) -- The Batang Airport in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,
Qinghai Province, has passed inspections on its construction and workability and
will soon be open to air traffic.
On June 18, the Qinghai's Development and Reform
Commission organized a group of experts and technicians to make construction
acceptance inspections on all sub-projects. Full story
Sanjiangyuan Airport to adopt RNP
technology for navigation
BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhuanet) -- The nearly completed Sanjiangyuan Airport,
Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Qinghai Province, will
adopt the technology of required navigation performance (RNP) for airport ground
movement guidance and control.
The RNP technology, most advanced in China, with a Global
Positioning System (GPS) and aviation computers, can ensure accurate flights
according to the preset course, effectively improving flight safety. Full story