|Artist impressions of the first phase of the Lòng Thanh International Airport Project. —VNA/VNS|
HÀ NỘI — Work has started on the flight management works at Long Thành International Airport Project in the southern province of Đồng Nai.
These are large-scale infrastructure works with the most complex technology ever used by the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM).
The component project has a total investment of nearly VNĐ3.5 trillion (US$147.3 million). Its works include an air traffic control tower and supporting items, primary/secondary surveillance radar stations and VHF radio base stations, weather surveillance radar, and automated weather observing system (AWOS).
Covering a total area of more than 5,580 hectares, the Long Thành International Airport will spread across six communes in Long Thành District in Đồng Nai Province. The airport’s total investment is VNĐ336.63 trillion, with construction divided into three phases.
In the first phase, a runway and one passenger terminal, along with other supporting facilities, will be built at the cost of VNĐ109.112 trillion to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year.
The project started in 2021. Once fully completed by 2050, the airport will be able to handle 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of cargo annually.
Located 40km east of HCM City, the airport is expected to ease the overload at Tân Sơn Nhất international airport in the southern metropolis, now the country’s largest airport. — VNS