|A corner of Vân Đồn International Airport in the northeastern Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Đức|
QUẢNG NINH — The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will put three major transport projects into operation at the end of December.
The projects are Vân Đồn International Airport, Hòn Gai International Cruise Port and the Hạ Long-Vân Đồn Expressway.
The three projects, with a total investment of up to VNĐ25 trillion (US$1.07 billion), were funded by private companies, said the province’s Party Committee Secretary Nguyễn Văn Đọc.
Đọc said the Vân Đồn International Airport was designed to receive the largest and most modern airplanes such as the A350 and B777. The airport covers more than 288ha with a capacity of five million passengers each year by 2030.
In the meantime, the Hòn Gai International Cruise Port was built under the Public-Private Partnership model between the province and Sun Group.
The port is designed to have a length of 524m so it can receive two large cruise ships with a capacity of 225,000GT each at the same time.
The port provides a five-star, three-storey terminal covering a total of 7,600sq.m and a harbour that is able to serve up to 250 tourist boats, carrying visitors to the world heritage site of Hạ Long Bay.
Finally, the Hạ Long-Vân Đồn Expressway, with a total length of 59km, connects the Hà Nội, Hải Phòng and Quảng Ninh economic triangle. It is expected to boost socio-economic development in the province and in the northern region’s key economic zone.
According to investors, technical infrastructure for the three projects is nearly complete.
In a related development, Đọc said the province has recently signed a contract with an investor to build the Vân Đồn-Móng Cái Expressway under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. The project, scheduled to be constructed at the end of this year, has a total investment capital of over VNĐ13 trillion ($559 million).
The province has spent over VNĐ2 trillion ($86 million) for land clearance so far. — VNS