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Xiamen Gaoji International Airport

Situated at the north-east end of the island, Xiamen International Airport is 12 kilometres away from downtown Xiamen. It now has 33 airlines dispatching 180 flights every week from Xiamen to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Kunming, Qingdao, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Changzhou, Hefei, Dalian, Shenyang, Harbin, Changchun, Lan zhou, Zhengzhou, Urumchi, Shenzhen, Jinan, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, and other Asian cities.

Inaugurated in March l984, Xiamen Aviation Co., Ltd. now handles passenger-cargo business on its own, and as an agent for the Xiamen flights of CAAC and other airlines. The domestic China Eastern Airlines and the Hong Kong-based Dragonair have their representative offices in Xiamen.

Xiamen Port

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The Xiamen Port is a port of vast area, deep water, mild waves, and is ice-free and generally unsilted with 64.5 km natural coast lines around the port area and at least 12-metre water depth. Ships of 100-thousand tonnage can be anchored at the inner port, while 50,000 tonnage ships can pull in for loading and unloading. Xiamen Port now possesses 37 docks and wharves ranging from small to large sizes, of which 4 (including one container dock) are for 10,000 to 50,000- tonnage, and 8 for 1,000 to 5,000-tonnage vessels. A railway line for special use is available within the port area. The second phase of construction of Dongdu Harbour is under way.

At present, Xiamen is open to navigation with 50-odd ports of more than 30 countries and regions including Australia, Japan, Singapore, U.S.A., C.I.S., Canada and Hong Kong etc. Regular cargo services between Xiamen and Hong Kong and Japan are available as well as regular passenger services from Xiamen to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wenzhou, and Guangzhou.

Railways

Xiamen is well connected to all parts of the country through the Yingtan-Xiamen Railway, which is linked up with the nationwide railway network. Direct passenger services are available between Xiamen and Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Fuzhou, Nanchang and Yingtan.

Besides the well equipped Xiamen Railway Station, the Xiamen North Railway Station, situated at Gaoqi, has been extended for transport of import and export goods.

Highways

The Fuzhou-Xiamen and Zhangzhou-Xiamen Highways link up Xiamen with every part of Fujian Province and with Provinces of Guang dong, Jiangxi and Zhejiang as well. Xiamen boasts a diversified highway transportation with State-owned, Sino- foreign funded & Sino-foreign cooperative passenger and freight enterprises. Passenger services are provided everyday between Xiamen and Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Longyan,Shantou, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, with deluxe limousines and light buses. Container freight services are also available between Xiamen and Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The Xiamen Bridge, a bridge spanning the straits, which was completed and put into use not long ago, greatly facilitates the highway traffic and transportation of Xiamen Island with the Mainland.

Electricity Supply

Xiamen power network is an important part of that of Fujian Province. Its electricity is mainly supplied by the provincial network. There are three local reserved power plants with a total capacity of 133,000 KW. The power supply of the local network has five voltage grades. They are 220 KV, 110 KV, 35 KV, 10 KV. and 0. 4 KV. Within the network, there are three 220 KV, ten 110 KV, and eleven 35 KV transformer stations already in operation. By the end of 1995, another 220 KV transformer station and four other 110 KV transformer stations will be built, and so will be the 300,000 KW power generation unit in the first phase of Songyu Power Plant and some other electricity transforming facilities. Thus the ability of electricity supply in Xiamen will be greatly improved.

Foreign investment projects and the key state construction projects will be given the priorities in survey, design, construction, installation and electricity supply on condition that the formalities are all gone through and power supply is feasible.

COMMUNICATIONS

Xiamen boasts convenient telecommunication services with a programme-controlled automatic telephone exchange system, linking up 182 countries and regions and most of the domestic municipalities, cities and counties by direct dialing.


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