The Chinese really get things done. I guess everyone would have learned that by now, but in case someone still needs convincing, this should do it. What you are seeing in the first image below is the stunning $140 million runway of the new airport in Hechi, a city in China’s southern Guangxi province.
To build it, engineers had to remove the top of the mountain to create a 1.4-mile runway which, as an added benefit, offers a spectacular panorama to arriving passengers.
The airport is located 2,200 ft. above sea level and has one terminal and one runway, which can only accommodate three flights an hour, compared to 60 and more at the country’s busiest airports. Yet, considering the obstacles that needed to be overcome, that is a great achievement. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. The mountaintop 1.4-mile runway in Hechi in southern Guangxi, is set to open next month.
2. To build it, engineers had to remove the top of the mountain.
3. The airport is located 2,200 ft. above sea level.
4. The airport cost about $140 million to build.
5. This was a huge engineering project.
6. Here is how the mountain top was blown off.
7. The Chinese have set similar plans for about 700 airports.
8. The $140 million landing strip is one of the narrowest in the world, only accommodating three flights an hour.
And here is the video:
Source: The Daily Mail.
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