|A police officer of the security team escapes from a fire during an anti-terrorism drill on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
ĐỒNG NAI — A security team in charge of guarding the construction of Long Thành International Airport in the southern province of Đồng Nai was introduced on Monday.
It consists of 50 officers and soldiers from the provincial public security force and will be responsible for patrolling and ensuring order and safety at key spots around the airport.
The mobile working group will prevent and promptly suppress public disorder, illegal gatherings and riots.
They will develop combat plans, organise drills, and be on patrol duty around the clock.
Cao Tiến Dũng, chairman of Đồng Nai Province People's Committee, said the establishment of the task force was necessary to ensure safety and security while the airport is under construction and assist local residents to relocate.
A large number of labourers from other provinces and cities will come to the province to work in the airport construction area, possibly leading to many types of crimes, he said.
The chairman requested the security team uphold their responsibility to promptly detect and handle crimes.
According to local authorities of Long Thành District, new and complex security infringement cases were reported around the airport construction site, including making use of the airport ground levelling to appropriate property, distorting policies of compensation and resettlement to incite local people.
The newly-introduced public security force is expected to help local authorities handle crimes.
Long Thành Airport will be built on an area of about 5,000ha with the capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of goods per year once it is put into operation. This is a national key project aimed at developing airlines, increasing international competition and promoting Việt Nam's connection with the world.
Authorities of Đồng Nai Province recently handed over nearly 2,600ha of land to the Ministry of Transport for the airport construction which is expected to kick off early next year. — VNS