Zhanjiang devoted to promoting transportation development

By Chai Hua in Zhanjiang (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated : 2020-09-14

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The coastal city of Zhanjiang, Guangdong province has been making great strides in upgrading its transportation infrastructure, including constructing new airports, bridges, and port facilities, laying a solid foundation for its economic growth in the future.

Linking Guangdong to Hainan province, Xuwen Port will open for operation in October. It is designed to have an annual handling capacity of 3.2 million vehicles and 17.28 million passengers.

Construction of the relocation project of Zhanjiang Airport started in October 2019 and is expected to complete construction in November 2021, as well as be put into use in about two years.

Upon completion, the new airport will become the third-largest airport in the province, after the airports in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. It will also open direct routes to the United States and to European countries, while the current airport can only connect to Southeast Asia. Its throughput capacity is planned to reach five million people annually by 2030.

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The construction site of the relocation project of Zhanjiang Airport. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

Construction of many other transportation infrastructure projects is also in full swing in the city. The Tiaoshun Cross-sea Bridge running across Zhanjiang Bay, as well as connecting Tiaoshun Island and Haidong New District in the city, is expected about to be completed in two years.

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Construction of the Tiaoshun Cross-sea Bridge is in full swing. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

The Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway, which links Yulin in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Zhanjiang, is also in construction. Upon completion, it will cut the traveling time between the two cities from the current four hours to one and a half hours.

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