Vietnam: Site clearance for major southern airport to be completed in OctoberChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 3, 2020
Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai are working hard to ensure site clearance for the Long Thanh Airport project is completed by October.
Topics: Vietnam airport
Dong Nai has finished compensation payments to the corporation to build two household resettlement areas in Loc An and Binh Son communes in Long Thanh district, while the corporation has also begun demolishing rubber trees to hand over the site.
Long Thanh Airport is a national key project. Covering a total area of more than 5,580 hectares, the airport will cross six communes in Long Thanh district. Its total investment is VND336.63 trillion (US$14.35 billion), with construction divided into three phases.
Work on the first phase is expected to start in 2021, during which a runway and a passenger terminal along with other support works will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. The first phase is expected to be completed by 2025.
Once fully operational, Long Thanh Airport will reduce the load on Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City. It is expected to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of freight each year. ■