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President Xi Briefed on Airport Developments and
Three-Runway System Project during Visit to Airport Authority

(HONG KONG, 1 July 2017)  –  President Xi Jinping was briefed on Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) developments and its expansion into a Three-runway System during a visit to the HKIA Tower this morning. President Xi was accompanied by Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Mr Jack So Chak-kwong, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong, briefed President Xi on how HKIA leverages its unique advantages, including a prime geographical location, an extensive aviation network and close relationship with the Mainland to develop Hong Kong into an international and regional aviation hub, serving the country and the whole region, as well as contributing to the “Belt and Road” development strategy of the country.

Xinhua News Agency quoted President Xi as saying that the Central Government supports the building of the runway to help Hong Kong consolidate its status as a global aviation hub and improve its overall competitiveness. The president said that efforts must be made to ensure safe and efficient construction of the project, and maximise its benefits after completion.
 
Video of the visit (by Government Information Services Department): http://isdhk-webcast-004.dedicatedserver.hk/vod/?id=5299&video=avc/news/2017/0107d.mp4


President Xi Jinping (first left) views a model at the HKIA Tower and is briefed on how the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region promotes social and economic developments of the Pearl River Delta area through investments in infrastructure. Accompanying President Xi are the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left); the Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), Mr Jack So (second right); and the Chief Executive Officer of the AA, Mr Fred Lam (first right).
President Xi Jinping (first left) views a model at the HKIA Tower and is briefed on how the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region promotes social and economic developments of the Pearl River Delta area through investments in infrastructure. Accompanying President Xi are the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left); the Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), Mr Jack So (second right); and the Chief Executive Officer of the AA, Mr Fred Lam (first right).
President Xi Jinping (third left) views display panels at the HKIA Tower as Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), Mr Jack So (second left), explains the role of the Hong Kong International Airport in supporting the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. Also present are the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (fourth left); the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan (first left); and the Chief Executive Officer of the AA, Mr Fred Lam (fifth left).
President Xi Jinping (third left) views display panels at the HKIA Tower as Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), Mr Jack So (second left), explains the role of the Hong Kong International Airport in supporting the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area. Also present are the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (fourth left); the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan (first left); and the Chief Executive Officer of the AA, Mr Fred Lam (fifth left).

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