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Aerial photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

TAXKORGAN, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The Taxkorgan Airport, located at 3,252 meters above sea level in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, involves a total investment of 1.63 billion yuan (about 230 million U.S. dollars). It will be the first super-high plateau airport in Xinjiang, according to the Xinjiang Airport Group.

Super-high plateau airport is defined as an airport sitting at no less than 2,438 meters above sea level.

Equipped with a 3,800-meter runway, a 3,000-square-meter terminal and four aprons, the airport is designed to handle an annual throughput of 160,000 passengers and 400 tonnes of cargo and mail.

It is scheduled to go into operation in June 2022.

Photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

A road roller is at work at the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 3, 2020.(Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Aerial photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Aerial photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Aerial photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Trucks are at work on the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport on the Pamir Plateau in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows the construction site of the Taxkorgan Airport on the Pamir Plateau in Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)■

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