Ha Giang seeks new airport
The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has just asked the Ministry of Transport to add the construction of an airport to the master plan on Vietnam’s airport system in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.
According to Ha Giang’s Vice Chair Ha Thi Minh Hanh, the province wants to build Ha Giang airport in Tan Quang commune, Bac Giang district. This will be a dual-goal airport that meets standards for a military airport of level II and a civil airport up to level 4C. The airport would cover an area of about 388 hectares, with 70 hectares for military purposes.
Previously, the provinces of Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh, Ninh Thuan, Bac Lieu and Cao Bang and Hanoi proposed building new airports in their localities.
According to the master plan, Vietnam is set to be home to 26 airports by 2030, 14 of which will be international.
Investment in the 2020-2030 period is estimated at VND365.1 trillion ($16 billion), and the figure for the 2030-2050 period, VND866.36 trillion.
It will be sourced from official development assistance (ODA), the State budget, loans from financial institutions, and public-private partnerships.
Four new airports will be built in the 2030-2050 period, including a second in Hanoi and three others in Lai Chau city in Lai Chau province, Na San in Son La province, and Cao Bang city in Cao Bang province, all of which are in Vietnam’s north.
The priority to 2030 will be the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport, serving HCM City, and Terminal 3 at the city’s existing Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Terminal 3 and the southern airfield at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and the expansion of airports in Da Nang and Cam Ranh are also high on the agenda.
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