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ai, by following strategies of differentiated competition, and to further tap the huge demand emerged from
potential markets,” said Zhang Wu’an, vice-president and spokesman for Spring Airlines.
“For domestic flights, the newly added flight times at first-tier airports were quite scarce
last year, and the scale expansion of second-tier airports was slowing down. Facing the bottlenecks of capa
city increase, we need to build a more diverse and tridimensional flight network and hub structure,” he said.
In the meantime, Shandong province in East China will spend 430 million yuan ($64 million) this ye
ar to support the infrastructure building and service improvement of its airports in Jinan, Do
ngying, Yantai, Weifang, Jining, Weihai, Linyi and Rizhao, according to Shandong Province Finance Bureau.
Particularly, the local government said it will spend 4.8 million yuan to subsidize small and medium-sized airports – with a
nnual passenger throughput of less than 2 million – to alleviate their operational and financial pressures.
Katembe rose, and industrial parks are being planned in the region,” Wang said. “So the bridge will deliver huge economic benefits.”
The project also benefits China. For example, as Mozambique is short of construction materials and equipment, the p
roject has driven the export of more than 70,000 metric tons of steel products and equipment worth $68 million from China.
Even though CRBC was no stranger to building bridges when it took
on the Maputo-Katembe project, particular difficulties were presented by the fact that
both countries have different evaluation systems and standards of construction, Wang said.
The bridge was designed to Chinese standards but subjected to local and European standards, and the company g
ot a German engineering services provider, Gauff, to oversee the project’s quality.