Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) has kicked off the fourth phase of expansion works at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China.
The groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of 82 projects to be undertaken by SAA in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai city, with total investments valued at ¥317.6bn (US$50bn).
The fourth phase comprises six parts: a new terminal, flight zone, transportation facilities, engineering support facilities, an eastern cargo area and auxiliary facilities. Once completed, Pudong will be capable of handling 130 million passengers annually.
The new terminal will include both domestic and international facilities, equipped with the latest check-in systems, automated baggage sorting systems and self-service technologies.
SAA said that Phase 4 of the expansion project was launched in response to the Shanghai International Shipping Center construction plan and the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) integration development strategy, which aims to accelerate interconnectivity in the YRD region.