Long Thành Airport must operate first flight on September 2, 2025: Transport ministry

September, 13/2022 - 10:32
To achieve this progress, the Ministry of Transport, Đồng Nai Province and the Airports Corporation of Việt Nam, the project's investor, will coordinate to speed up work.
The design of the Long Thành International Airport. — Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam

HÀ NỘI — Long Thành International Airport must operate its first flight on September 2, 2025, coinciding with Việt Nam's 80th anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945), closing out Phase One of the project's construction.

To achieve this progress, the Ministry of Transport, Đồng Nai Province and the Airports Corporation of Việt Nam, the project's investor, will coordinate to speed up the works.

That was the conclusion of Deputy Minister of Transport Lê Anh Tuấn speaking at a conference to review the progress of the Long Thành International Airport Phase One, which was organised on Monday.

Although the investors have =implemented different procedures simultaneously, such as land handing over, application preparation and investment, the project is still not meeting the progress requirements.

To ensure the component projects' progress, the Ministry of Transport requires concerned units to coordinate project implementations closely.

Construction work on the passenger terminal of the Long Thành Airport started at the end of March this year. VNA/VNS Photo Công Phong

​The goal is to operate the first flight on September 2, 2025.

The Long Thành International Airport project phase one has a total investment of about VNĐ$4.6 trillion, with a capacity of 25 million passengers per year.

The project started in January last year.

Covering more than 5,580 hectares, the Long Thành International Airport will spread across six communes in Long Thành District, Đồng Nai Province.

Located 40km to the east of HCM City, the airport is expected to relieve overloading at the southern metropolis's Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, which is currently the largest in Việt Nam. — VNS

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