Changning district to develop economic demonstration zone
Changning district recently unveiled its plan to develop the Hongqiao Linkong Economic Demonstration Zone into an international aviation hub, a base for the headquarters of global aviation enterprises, a cluster of high-end aviation services, an operational base for business airplanes and a green development zone.
The “Shanghai Hongqiao Airborne Economic Demonstration Zone Development Plan (201830)” was officially released.
In December 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Civil Aviation Administration of China approved upgrading Hongqiao Linkong into an airport economic demonstration zone, covering 13.89 square kilometers.
The Hongqiao Aviation Service Pilot Zone was previously established around Linkong and the east wing of the Hongqiao International Airport to provide services such as aircraft maintenance and sales, air transport, air freight and ticketing.
According to a blueprint by policymakers, the new economic zone will be divided into four parts with Terminal 1 of Hongqiao airport as its core. From west to east, the other three are an airport operations area, a cluster of aviation administration and services facilities and a cluster of airport services and other businesses.
Terminals 1 and 2 and the east side of the Hongqiao airport are expected to be linked by underground tunnels. Commercial testing of the coming 5G mobile communications network will take the lead in the demonstration zone.
It is also urgent to form a more open and innovative institutional environment for in-bond shipments, trade facilitation and business administration.
In line with the latest blueprint, the demonstration zone will revamp Customs supervision and study the feasibility of special supervision methods, such as the electronic port, to improve supervision through electronic technology.
The demonstration zone will cultivate future-oriented emerging industries and attract leading airlines from Japan, South Korea and areas such as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to encourage them to set up their regional headquarters here.
As an operations base for business airplanes, the zone will accelerate the establishment of an operation and service system featuring transport, ground services and maintenance.
The story was based on a report by Touch Shanghai.