An airport will be built in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to serve both civil and military purposes.
A planning scheme for the airport was announced by the Ministry of Transportation and the Lai Chau People’s Committee at a ceremony in Lai Chau on June 13.
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The Lai Chau airport, located in Tan Uyen town, 60 km southwest from the centre of the provincial capital, is scheduled to be put into operation in 2012, with a target of welcoming 7,300 passengers per year.
The airport will include a terminal, which will be capable of handling 40,000 passengers and 100 tons of freight a year. That figures are expected to reach 110,000 passengers and 300 tons of cargo after the airport is upgraded in 2030.