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HAINAN, Mar 27 (FAM) – Hainan will build a multi-model transportation system, with seamless connections and zero transfers, announced a top official of the Hainan provincial government on Thursday. The aim is to advance regional integration and further upgrade the island’s infrastructure as a world-class international tourism destination, according to Lu Zhiyuan, secretary-general of the Hainan Provincial People’s Government.

Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017 on Thursday, he said Hainan will kick off construction of a new airport in the well-known tourist city of Sanya this year. It will serve as an international hub and gateway when it starts operations in 2020.