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Planes. Tibet, construction of new airports continues with great rhythm

The focus is on better infrastructural connectivity

China continues to "bet" on Tibet. The autonomous region of the former celestial empire is in fact considered the ideal place to build infrastructures of all kinds (read also what published by AVIONEWS), to the full advantage of the local economy. Efforts for a complete transportation system have now been stepped up, with airports dominating far and wide. In particular, the latest tests conducted on Terminal 3 of the Gonggar airport in Lhasa have shown that the main construction of the hub is well underway and therefore nearing completion.

Given that it is the largest airport in the entire region, the annual flow by 2025 is expected to be around 9 million passengers, according to local authorities. There are at least three other airports that will soon be built in Tibet. In addition to the expansion just referred to, Beijing has specifically talked about hubs located in Lhunze, Tingri and Burang counties. Experts are convinced that the buildings will enhance Tibetan economic development, improving the lives of residents, with an extension of the benefits to neighboring countries and regions for better connectivity from an industrial point of view. Economic investment is not indifferent, as can easily be imagined. We are talking about 13.6 billion yuan, the equivalent of 1.7 billion euros.

The objective to be achieved is soon said: the demand for transport of the population living in Tibet must be adequately satisfied. Infrastructure investments have grown continuously over the last decade, a sign that there is a desire to broaden horizons: in total, 130 air connections have been launched, just to give an example, with 61 cities reached by various aircraft flights.

On the same topic, read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency