China to build airport in desert

According to Beijing Daily, China has plans to build a new airport in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. This is part of the government’s 12th 5-year plan (2011 – 2015).

The airport is staged to be constructed in the Taklimakan desert and will be the first airport in China to be built in a desert. The airport is said to facilitate oil exploration and desert work in the region.

Read full article here.

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