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VND200 trillion needed to develop seaports by 2030

By Le Anh

VND200 trillion needed to develop seaports by 2030
A truck is seen crossing an area that has been cleared to make room for the Long Thanh International Airport project. Work on the project will start on January 5, 2021 - PHOTO: LE VINH

HCMC – The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) will start work on the first phase of the Long Thanh international airport project in the southern province of Dong Nai on January 5, 2021.

According to Decision 1777 on the approval of the first phase of the project, ACV will develop essential airport facilities, including apron, passenger and cargo terminals, taxiways and runways. In addition, ACV will be responsible for bomb and mine detection and disposal as well as the construction of the surrounding fence and two roads connecting to the airport.

Specifically, the runways will each be 4,000 meters long and 75 meters wide and the passenger terminal was designed to have a floor area of 373,000 square meters.

Till date, the Dong Nai government has handed over 1,810 hectares of cleared land to ACV. The entire land required for the project is expected to be handed over in the second quarter of next year.

The project, which was approved in 2005, will be executed in three phases at a total cost of VND336.6 trillion (US$14.5 billion).

In the first phase of the project, a passenger terminal, a runway and supporting facilities will be developed to transport 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo per year. The phase is expected to be completed in 2025 at the latest. The estimated investment for the phase is more than VND109 trillion.

In the second phase, an additional runway and a passenger terminal will be built to help the project reach an annual capacity of 50 million passengers and 1.5 million tons of cargo.

The investor will complete all the facilities of the project to serve 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo a year.

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