Updated  
August, 27 2012 09:46:00

Island airport project nears completion

 

Passengers get off a plane at the Phu Quoc Airport in the southern province of Kien Giang. Vietnam Airlines has transported more than 24,000 passengers to the island, including over 11,000 foreign travellers. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
KIEN GIANG — The southern province of Kien Giang will inaugurate the first phase of Phu Quoc International Airport in December this year, said the provincial People's Committee recently.

Construction of the 900 ha airport began in Duong To Commune in the island district of Phu Quoc in 2008 with a total investment of VND16.2 trillion (US$771million). It will serve domestic flights between Phu Quoc and Ha Noi, HCM City and other destinations. It will also connect the district with the region and the world to help develop the island's economy, investment and especially its eco-tourism sector.

The airport, which is expected to be completed by 2020, has been built with 50 per cent of the total investment coming from the Southern Airports Corporation.

Up to now, the main components of the airport runway and taxiways, aircraft parking and passenger terminal have basically been completed and ready to put into operation on schedule.

According to the committee, the airport will play a vital role in Phu Quoc's economic development as well as development across Kien Giang Province and the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta. — VNS

COMMENTS
Adam Vickers - adam.vickers@gmail.com   Mr
August, 24 2012 16:33:41
The airport is great looking structure, and is an asset to Phu Quoc. However, the roads around the airport are terrible. Having spent sometime there in July, large improvements will need to be made the roads for the airport to be effective.
Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".