Changn­ing dis­trict to de­velop eco­nomic demon­stra­tion zone

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - COMMUNITY - Page Ed­i­tor: [email protected]­al­times.com.cn

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.

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