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Dalian Reclaims Land for World's Largest Offshore Airport
   2014-09-15 09:54:31    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo

Photo taken on September 14, 2014, shows trucks running on the Jinzhouwan International Airport construction site to remove soil from a mountain nearby to the offshore area. [Photo: CFP]

A new airport is under construction on reclaimed land off the shore of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province, people.com.cn reported.

The Jinzhouwan International Airport will cover nearly 21 square kilometers, costing 26.3 billion yuan (4.3 billion USD). It will be the world's largest offshore airport and can load the biggest passenger jet Airbus A380.

However, according to some media reports published one year ago, the project did not go through related procedures or receive the approval from the national authorities. Though the project was unveiled in 2012, some staff members of the project and villagers living nearby said the land reclaiming already started in 2011.

Some experts warned the runway built on reclaimed land is fragile and the cost of construction and maintenance is 20 times higher than inland airports.

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