Law for­bids build­ings that ob­scure mil­i­tary bases

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

With more than half of China’s mil­i­tary air­ports ob­structed by tall build­ings, a re­vised law for­bids the con­struc­tion of high build­ings in mil­i­tary air­port re­serve zones.

Height re­stric­tion vi­o­la­tions have con­trib­uted to about 100 flight ac­ci­dents over the past two decades, Xin­hua News Agency quoted mil­i­tary au­thor­i­ties as say­ing. The prob­lem has be­come so se­vere that more than 10 mil­i­tary air­ports have had to be re­lo­cated or closed, ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Staff Head­quar­ters of the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army.

More than 1,000 build­ings have been found to have breached height re­stric­tions in air­port re­serve zones, with some more than 300 me­ters higher than per­mit­ted, ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Staff Head­quar­ters.

Res­i­den­tial ac­tiv­ity is also a fac­tor, with pet pi­geons and small re­motely con­trolled planes po­ten­tially en­dan­ger­ing air­craft.

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