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Plan for Lao Cai Airport's location proposed

Update: February, 01/2016 - 19:28
Cam Coin Commune of Bao Yen District in northern Lao Cai Province, where Lao Cai Airport is proposed to be located. — Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Cam Con Commune, Bao Yen District, has been proposed as the location for Lao Cai Airport, which had to adjust its plans to include A320 and A321 aircraft.

The plan was submitted by MTV Limited Company, the airport's consulting unit, at a meeting with the Transport Ministry last week.

The adjustment was considered necessary and relevant for development activities in the upcoming period, a representative of the company said.

The airport will be constructed following the International Civil Aviation Organisation's 4C airport standard and will be developed into a military airport level 2.

Once completed, the airport will have direct links with major political, economic and cultural centres around the country such as Cat Bi Airport of northern Hai Phong City, Vinh City of central Nghe An Province, central Da Nang City and HCM City.

The airport is also expected to connect airports in China's southwest and the northeast region.

Transport Deputy Minister Nguyen Nhat asked the consulting company to work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam to finish the report on the plan adjustment.

According to the Transport Ministry's plan for the period up to 2020 with an orientation up to 2030, the airport will be built 20km to the south of Lao Cai City on 140ha of land with an investment of VND1.3 trillion (USVND1,284,316million).

The plan calls for a 1,800m runway with a width of 30m. It is expected to serve 200 passengers during peak time. — VNS

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