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|Minister of Construction instructed investors at Long Thanh International Airport to complete the first phase by March 31, 2025|
The deadline was set by Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The for the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project. Accordingly, the pilot operation is expected to start in the second quarter of 2025 and commercial operations would start in Q4 of the same year.
The minister urged the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to approve the general construction plan of four component projects before June 8, 2021.
The $16 billion project was kicked off this January, with the first phase including one runway with a length of 4km, taxiways, an apron, and a passenger terminal with other auxiliary works to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year.
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the investor of the first phase of the Long Thanh project, is conducting the removal of unexploded ordnances and the erection of a fence until September.
The construction of the passenger terminal will be kicked off in early 2022.
Upon completing all three phases, the airport will have four runways and four passenger terminals. It is designed to handle 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of cargo per year by 2040 as a major international aviation hub in the region.