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Hong Kong completes third runway as Covid-19 pandemic keeps city isolated

09/08/2021| 4:52:52 PM|

The 3.9km runway took five years to construct on reclaimed land.

Hong Kong marked the completion of a third runway at its airport on Tuesday (Sept 7) at a time when the once-thriving international travel hub remains cut off from most of the world.

City leader Carrie Lam presided over a topping-off ceremony for the 3.9km runway, which took five years to construct on reclaimed land.

Thanks to its location and comparatively relaxed entry requirements, Hong Kong has long hosted one of the world's busiest international airports.

But it faces increasing competition from regional rival Singapore as well as rapidly expanding airports in mainland China.

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