A few days ago, the National Development and Reform Commission issued the Approval of the Report on the Feasibility Study of the Constructing the Zhejiang Lishui Airport Project, and approved the report on the feasibility study of the Lishui airport project, and arranged the investment subsidy of 574 million yuan within the central budget. The approval indicates that Lishui airport has already obtained the legal approval for construction, and is about to enter the stage of substantive implementation.
According to the approval, Lishui airport is oriented as a domestic branch airport with a 4C flight area grade index. There will be 1 new runway being long 2800 meters long and 45 meters wide, as well as 2 vertical liaison Road, a flat for 8 stations, a 12000-square-meter terminal building, and supplementary facilities such as air traffic control and fuel supply, which attracted an investment of 2 billion and 883 million yuan, including 574 million yuan from the National Development and Reform Commission and 113 million yuan from the Civil Aviation Fund of Civil Aviation Bureau. The rest of the investment were arranged by the government of Zhejiang and the Lishui People's Government, who undertake 50% of the investment respectively from their financial funds.
Lishui airport project has been successively included in The National Civil Transport Airport Layout Plan (2025), The Thirteenth Five-Year-Plan of China Civil Aviation Development, The Three-Year-Action plan (2016-2018) for the Construction of Major Project of Traffic Infrastructure. It is a major infrastructure construction project of Zhejiang Great Bay area, Big Garden and Big Channel in Zhejiang province. In 2017, the Provincial People's Government put this project into the Plan to Overcome the Difficulties in Provincial Major Projects, and in the Lishui Municipal Government Work Report, it has been listed as a project that would start construction in 2018.
The preliminary working team of Lishui airport and its office was established at the end of 2008, the construction headquarters of the project was established in April, 2018. With the high attention of Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government and the full support from units such as Civil Aviation Administration, Development & Reform Commission, and the army, etc., it successively carried out basic tasks such as the land replacement of the old airport, site selection, site optimization, pre-research and approval, review on research feasibility of civil aviation industry, research feasibility assessment, geological disaster impact assessment, mineral resources assessment, planning and site selection, land pre-examination, risk assessment of social stability, energy conservation, preliminary geological exploration and detailed exploration, etc.
At present, it is promoting the preparatory work such as environmental impact assessment, evaluation of soil and water conservation, overall planning, navigation station location, terminal design collection, preliminary design and bidding policy, etc. It plans to start construction before the National Day. The implementation of the project is vital to various aspects, such as promoting the coordinated development of provincial economy, building a moderately prosperous society with high standard, improving the aviation drawbacks of the southwest Zhejiang, promoting the service and function of comprehensive transportation system, developing ecological tourism resources in Lishui, creating the comprehensive reform and innovation area of green development in Lishui, promoting the construction of ecological civilization, enhancing the cooperation between the army and the government as well as promoting the integrated development of the army and the people, etc.. It is a livelihood project beneficial for 2.68 million people around the city. (The Construction Headquarters of Lishui Municipal Airport Project)