The State Council on Wednesday cleared Chongqing's application seeking bonded port status for Cuntan Harbor on the Yangtze River.
The bonded port area, scheduled to come up on an area of 8.37 sq km, will have a bonded river port area of 6 sq km and another bonded airport area of 2.37 sq km.
According to the Bureau of City Planning in Chongqing, the bonded port area is expected to spur the city's economic growth.
The bonded river port area will start from Ganjiaobao Community in Cuntan Village, Jiangbei District on the east side and end at an intersection named Tongjiayuanzi in Renhe County, Yubei District on the west. On the north side, it begins from No. 220 National Highway and finishes at the Dafou Temple Bridge on the Yuqian Highway along the Yangtze River on the south.
The bonded airport area also has two parts. The first part, an area of 1.04 square kilometers, starts from No. 11 Community in Xinhua Village, Yubei District on the west and ends at No. 7 Community in Qiaotian Village, Yubei District on the east.
The second part, measured at 1.33 square kilometers, begins from No. 8 Community in Ronghua Village, Yubei District on the east and finishes at No. 16 Community in Lijia Village, Yubei District on the west. On the north it starts from No. 7 Community in Ronghua Village, Yubei District and ends at No. 6 Community in Ronghua Village, Yubei District on the south.
(China Daily November 26, 2008)