China’s National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planner has approved an Airport expansion project in Xining, Capital of Northwest China’s Qinghai Province.

The Investment for the Phase 3 expansion of Xining Airport totalled 9.7 billion yuan (1.4 billion U.S. dollars), according to the Qinghai Provincial Development and Reform Commission.

The expansion includes a taxiway, a third terminal, more aircraft stands & a comprehensive transportation centre that connects with the metro, railway and road systems.

The largest aviation infrastructure investment in Qinghai comes as the province implements the country’s Belt & Road Initiative and Western Development Strategy and seeks to improve transport systems in western China.