|Long Thành International Airport's construction site. — VNA/VNS Photo|
ĐỒNG NAI — Deputy Prime Minister Trần Hồng Hà has requested the Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) to closely coordinate with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Đồng Nai to accelerate ground clearance work and hand over clean land for construction of sub-projects of Long Thành International Airport.
The Deputy PM's instructions were detailed in a document released by the Government Office this week following his meeting with the working group on the project’s first-phase construction. The handover of land for the construction of working roads and the airport's phase 2 should be completed in June this year, he said, stressing that the progress of land clearance is a prerequisite to ensure the project's progress.
The Ministry of Transport was tasked with directing ACV - the investor of the project - to study the construction plan for the second phase of the project.
It was also required to work with the National Assembly’s Office regarding adjustments to the project’s land acquisition, compensation, support and resettlement.
Starting in 2021, the Long Thành International Airport project covers more than 5,000ha across six communes in Long Thanh District of Đồng Nai. It has total investment of VNĐ336.63 trillion (US$14.3 billion) and is divided into three phases.
In the first phase, a runway and one passenger terminal, along with other supporting facilities, will be built at a cost of VNĐ109.1 trillion to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year.
Once fully completed by 2050, the airport will be able to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo annually.
Located 40km east of HCM City, it is expected to relieve overloading at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, currently the country’s largest, in the southern metropolis. — VNS