The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed an additional nine airports to the master plan to broaden the development of its airport network by 2030.
|An additional nine airports have been proposed |
According to the CAAV proposal submitted to the Ministry of Transport, the nine airports will be in Tan Quang (in Ha Giang), Yen Bai, Na Hang (in Tuyen Quang), Ha Tinh, Kon Tum, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa, Dak Nong, and Tay Ninh. The CAAV required localities to build the scheme to evaluate the efficiency, feasibility and methods to mobilise the social capital to build airports.
CAAV has removed Son La province’s proposal to develop Moc Chau Airport, the second following Na San Airport.
Currently, there are 22 airports in Vietnam, comprising seven international and 15 domestic.
The CAAV proposed that by 2030, Vietnam will develop 26 airports only. Accordingly, in this phase, only four of the six originally planned airports will be implemented, while the construction of Na San and Lai Chau airports will be temporarily delayed. By 2050, Vietnam will have 30 airports, comprising 15 international and 15 domestic ones.
The total area of the 26 airports by 2030 will cover an area of 20,000 hectares, and the 30 airports by 2050 will cover around 24,000ha.
In the period until 2050, the estimated costs for developing airports will be around $37.66 billion.
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By Oanh Nguyen