Vietnam starts building new mega-airport

Notwithstanding a collapse in the tourism and aviation industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam will start building the first phase of what will become the country’s largest airport near its economic hub Ho Chi Minh City on January 5 as part of its strategy to intensify public infrastructure investments for economic recovery.

The first phase of the Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai province will cost $4.66 billion and will be operational from 2025, the government said in a statement on its website on January 4, Reuters noted.

It will include a four-kilometer runway, a terminal and related facilities capable of serving 25 million passengers and handling 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year in a first phase, the statement said.

“The construction of the airport is an important step to boost public investment and reduce the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in the statement.

Capacity of 100 million passengers a year

The entire project, when fully operational, would be able to serve 100 million passengers a year and would cost $16 billion to build, according to the government.

It would become a key transit hub for international passengers in Asia-Pacific, the government said, adding that the existing Tan Son Nhat airport nearby in Ho Chi Minh City, which has been overloaded since 2015, would be used as a domestic airport after Long Thanh airport goes operational.



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Notwithstanding a collapse in the tourism and aviation industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam will start building the first phase of what will become the country's largest airport near its economic hub Ho Chi Minh City on January 5 as part of its strategy to intensify public infrastructure investments for economic recovery. The first phase of the Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai province will cost $4.66 billion and will be operational from 2025, the government said in a statement on its website on January 4, Reuters noted. It will include a four-kilometer runway, a terminal and...

Notwithstanding a collapse in the tourism and aviation industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Vietnam will start building the first phase of what will become the country’s largest airport near its economic hub Ho Chi Minh City on January 5 as part of its strategy to intensify public infrastructure investments for economic recovery.

The first phase of the Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai province will cost $4.66 billion and will be operational from 2025, the government said in a statement on its website on January 4, Reuters noted.

It will include a four-kilometer runway, a terminal and related facilities capable of serving 25 million passengers and handling 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year in a first phase, the statement said.

“The construction of the airport is an important step to boost public investment and reduce the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in the statement.

Capacity of 100 million passengers a year

The entire project, when fully operational, would be able to serve 100 million passengers a year and would cost $16 billion to build, according to the government.

It would become a key transit hub for international passengers in Asia-Pacific, the government said, adding that the existing Tan Son Nhat airport nearby in Ho Chi Minh City, which has been overloaded since 2015, would be used as a domestic airport after Long Thanh airport goes operational.



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