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|The Ministry of Transport is working with relevant departments on the project|
Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan and Deputy Chairman of Dong Nai People’s Committee Vo Tan Duc on February 11 worked with departments, Long Thanh People’s Committee, and the investor – Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) – on the project.
Tuan emphasised that the project is of national importance and proposed accelerating site clearance. He asks the ACV to quicken the completion of procedures.
According to the Long Thanh district's authorities, they have already approved the compensation plan for affected households, covering an area of over 2,300 hectares out of the total area of 2,900ha, while the remaining 281ha are now being worked on.
Dong Nai has so far handed over nearly 1,500ha out of the total 2,500ha to serve the construction of the airport’s first phase. Drilling and surveying will be carried out this month.
Duc committed that the province will hand over all cleared land in the first quarter and that for the whole project in the second quarter.
Located in the southern province of Dong Nai, Long Thanh International Airport will be built in three phases over three decades. In the first phase, one runway with a length of 4,000m, taxiways, an apron, and a passenger terminal with other auxiliary works sprawling 373,000 square metres will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year.
The entire airport, which is expected to cost about $14.5 billion, is designed to have four runways, four passenger terminals, and other auxiliary facilities to ensure a capacity of 100 million passengers and five million tonnes of cargo a year by 2040.