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PM launches airport expansion project

Update: March, 20/2013 - 10:56
Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong City.—Photo Baohaiphong.com.vn

HAI PHONG (VNS)— Approximately US$176 million will be poured into the expansion of Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong City.

At a ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction process yesterday, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked Hai Phong City and the stakeholders to ensure that the project would progress according to the original plan, both in terms of timing and quality.

He spoke highly of the city and relevant units' efforts to overcome difficulties in land clearance to start the project as scheduled.

New landing routes are expected to launch in May 2015, by which time the airport will be handling 2 million passengers per year – equivalent to 800 passengers per hour at peak time –and 20,000 tonnes of goods.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ask Hai Phong City and the stakeholders to ensure that the project would progress according to the original plan, both in terms of timing and quality.—VNA/VNS photo

After the expansion, Cat Bi will accommodate all types of aircraft, including B777s and A321s.

The airport saw average growth of over 38 per cent during the 2005-11 period – the most growth of any airport throughout the country. Soon it will reach the record of one million passengers per year.

Funding for the government-approved project will be drawn from auctions of land usage rights, the city budget and other sources. The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam, the Ministry of Transport and ACC Airport Construction Company Ltd. will be partners in the construction process. — VNS





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