Detailed planning for Van Don Int’l Airport announced

The Ministry of Transport on March 17 has announced detailed plans for Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh by 2020-2030..

At the announcement ceremony  (Photo: Sggp)

At the announcement ceremony (Photo: Sggp)

Accordingly, the airport will be designed to serve both civil and military flights and able to receive 2-2.5 million passengers a year by 2020 and large aircrafts like B777, B787, B747-400 and A350. The airfield will be expanded to serve five million passengers annually by 2030.
At the announcement ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho asked departments and units to inspect and manage the project; popularize the project to people in the area as well as make all efforts to ensure that the investment is effective.
Vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province, Nguyen Van Thanh affirmed that the porvincial authorities will delegate investors to speed up the construction process in accordance with the plan approved by the Prime Minister.
Van Don International Aiport will be built on 290 ha in Doan Ket commune, Van Don District under build-operate-transfer (BOT) format, with an estimated investment capital of VND7.5 trillion ($351.8 million), including the costs for site clearance of about VND640 billion.

                         A design mock up of Van Don International Airport

By BICH QUYEN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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