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Construction of an interim.(runway at Tokyo Narita Airport)

Construction of an interim runway got underway Dec. 3 at Tokyo Narita. The airport said the long-awaited 2,180-m second runway is scheduled to be completed Nov. 30, 2001, and to go operational May 20, 2002, The provisional runway will be used mainly to handle midsize passenger planes and is to open in time to cope with an expected surge of travelers during the 2002 World Cup soccer finals. …

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