The Southern Airports Corporation began construction of a passenger terminal at the Can Tho International Airport last week.
|An artist's impression of Can Tho Airport|
This work is the last stage before Can Tho Airport can receive domestic flights by the end of this year and international flights by the end of next year.
The planned upgrade of the airport includes building a runway, a plane park, and a terminal with a capacity of 3 million passengers a year. The runway will be extended by 600 meters to allow landings by larger aircraft such as the Boeing 777 and the Boeing 747-400. The total cost of the project is projected at VND2 trillion (US$125 million).
Can Tho hopes that the upgrade will link the city to other provinces and cities nationwide to promote tourism and investment in the region.