New location for Lao Cai Airport proposed

February 02, 2016 | 10:35
Cam Con Commune, Bao Yen District in the northern mountain Lao Cai Province has been proposed as the location for Lao Cai Airport, which had to adjust its plans to include A320 and A321 aircraft.
The airport will be used for both civil and military purposes. - File Photo

The plan was submitted by the Aviation Design and Construction Consultant Co., Ltd. – the airport's consulting unit – at a meeting with the Transport Ministry last week.

The adjustment was considered necessary and relevant for development activities in the upcoming period, a representative of the company said.

The airport will be used for both civil and military purposes.

Once completed, the airport will have direct links with major political, economic and cultural centres around the country such as Cat Bi Airport of northern Hai Phong City, Vinh City of central Nghe An Province, Da Nang City and HCM City.

The airport is also expected to connect airports in China's southwest and the northeast region.

Transport Deputy Minister Nguyen Nhat asked the consulting company to work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam to finish the report on the plan adjustment.

According to the Transport Ministry's plan for the period up to 2020 with an orientation up to 2030, the airport will be built 20km to the south of Lao Cai township on 140ha of land with an investment of VND1.3 trillion (US$57.8million).

The plan calls for a 1,800m runway with a width of 30m. It is expected to serve 200 passengers during peak time.


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