(ECNS) - Main construction work on Terminal 2 of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport was completed on Wednesday, 60 days ahead of schedule.
The airport, located in Lujia Town of Chengdu, is the city's second airport and also one of the country's largest civil airport projects in the 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020) period, and it aims to become an international flight hub.
Terminal 2 covers a building area of 330,000 square meters, with five floors above ground and two underground. Approximately 610,000 cubic meters of concrete was used during construction of the structure.
The terminal will be linked to a high-speed railway capable of carrying trains at speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour, with construction of an elevated bridge for the railway in full swing.
The first phase of the airport construction, which involves Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 buildings, is designed to meet the target of handling 40 million passengers, 700,000 tonnes of cargo, and 320,000 aircraft a year.
Sichuan was known historically as Tianfu (land of abundance), reflecting its role as the food basket of China. The new airport is also a flagship project to support the development of Tianfu New Area, designed as an international, liveable city backed by sustainable industrial development.