China has approved a $6.06 billion Urumqi Diwopu International Airport expansion project in Urumqi, China as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative.
Construction will run through 2030 and the airport is expected to handle 63 million passengers and 750,000 tonnes of cargo a year.
The expansion includes construction of two additional runways in the centralised 400,000m² processor facility.
The layout of the new North Terminal will have three straight concourses connect to a centralised terminal processor facility. These have all been designed to ensure that they can be easily expanded to accommodate a higher passenger throughput in the future.