New airport to celebrate war history
A civil airport named Camel Peak will be built in southern China’s Yunnan province to remember the Camel Peak aviation route across the Himalayas during WWII, the Oriental Morning Post reported. The US$58.43 million (RMB433 million) airport, to be located in Camel Peak village, 12 kilometers from Tengchong county, will be jointly funded by Yunnan Airport Group, Yunnan Guanfang Group, and the county government. It is expected to be completed by the end of next year and to handle 480,000 passengers annually. The county received 2.45 million tourists and raked in US$121.44 million (RMB900 million) in tourism revenue last year.