The Minister of Transport has signed Decision No.153/QD-BGTVT to establish a taskforce to support Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) and Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation to implement Long Thanh International Airport.
|Long Thanh International Airport is one of the largest airport projects in the world |
There are 13 members on the task force, headed by Dinh Viet Thang, general director of Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
The task force will be in charge of monitoring the project’s implementation and support the two authorities, if necessary. The taskforce also reviews the construction process every month and reports on arising problems to the leaders.
In addition, the task force is also in charge of studying and proposing policies and specific incentives during investment, management, and exploiting the airport to submit the competent authorities for approval.
ACV started work on the first detail of Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai on January 5.
The airport will be built in three phases over three decades and is expected to become the country’s largest airport.
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 airport is designed to have four runways, four passenger terminals, and other auxiliary facilities to ensure a capacity of 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo a year by 2040.
Once completed, Long Thanh International Airport is considered one of the 16 most anticipated airport projects in the world with the largest total investment ever.