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Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu approves location for tourist airport

Update: September, 09/2016 - 10:30
Hồ Tràm Project Co Ltd plans to build an airport for its guests. Photo doanhnghiepvathuonghieu.vn
Viet Nam News

The southern province of Bà Riạ-Vũng Tàu has approved a location in Lộc An Commune, Đất Đỏ District, for Hồ Tràm Project Co Ltd to build an airport for its guests.

According to the province’s portal, the build-operate-transfer airport will spread over 200 hectares.

The company said the airport would help bring more tourists from other parts of the country to its integrated resort The Grand Hồ Tràm Strip.

It had put forth two options for the location: Lộc An and Bình Châu Commune, Xuyên Mộc District, in the Binh Châu-Phước Bửu Nature Reserve.

But province officials rejected Bình Châu as being infeasible, saying the project would affect 55 hectares of primary and replanted forests and 93 hectares of cashew and melaleuca.

Lộc An was then chosen, being close to the sea and without many investment projects.

According to the province Department of Transport, there are two airports in the province: Vũng Tàu Airport, mainly for aircraft belonging to the oil and gas sector, and Côn Đảo Airport for commercial flights. They were approved by the Government in a zoning plan for transport development.

Therefore, the proposed airport must first be approved and submitted to the Ministries of Defense and Transport for comment before Hồ Tràm can go ahead and build it. — VNS



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