Ninh Binh proposes construction of local airport within 10 years

January 24, 2021 | 09:47
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Ninh Binh People’s Committee proposed the Ministry of Transport to add an airport in the province to the national airport planning in the 2021- 2030 period, with a vision toward 2050.
ninh binh proposes construction of local airport within 10 years
Ninh Binh is looking to add an airport of its own to the national planning

The province will assign the Department of Transport and relevant authorities to find a suitable location to develop the airport project. The province has highlighted two places that could potentially serve for the purpose, namely Kim Son and Yen Khanh districts.

According to the province, Ninh Binh has numerous potentials and advantages to develop its tourism sector with a diverse landscape and Trang An Landscape Complex and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, among others.

Each year, the province attracts a large number of foreign and domestic tourists, with the visitor count reaching 7.6 million in 2019.

The province’s leadership has set the tourism industry to become the key economic industry. By 2025, the province expects to attract 8-9 million tourists with a revenue of VND8 trillion ($347.83 million) a year.

Ninh Binh is currently planning numerous tourism projects of international scale, including Kenh Ga-Van Trinh and Dong Thai tourism areas.

In collaboration with developing tourism, the province will also promote the electric and electronic industries, as well as automobile assembly and increase the attraction of foreign capital.

According to the draft master plan on the development of the national airport network to 2030 with a vision to 2050, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has proposed to have 26 airports by 2030, 14 of which will be international airports. The number could reach 30 by 2050.

Total investment for planned airports in the 2020-2030 period is estimated at VND365.1 trillion ($15.87 billion), and the figure for the period of 2030-2050 would be VND866.36 trillion ($37.67 billion).

At present, Vietnam has 22 airports in operation, nine of which are international airports and 13 are domestic. Seven airports are located in the north, while seven others are in the central region. The remaining eight ones are located in the south.

By Anh Minh

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