Ninh Binh People’s Committee has proposed building an airport to support tourism development and simultaneously removing a thermal power plant.
|Ninh Binh has proposed building an airport and removing a thermal power plant |
In a report submitted to the prime minister, the province requested adding its own airport to the national airport planning in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050.
According to the proposal, the airport would be constructed in 2021-2025 from private capital, with state investment only needed to construct infrastructure connecting to the airport.
The province has highlighted two potential locations for the project, in Kim Son and Yen Khanh districts.
The airport in Ninh Binh would be able to handle planes the size of A320 and A321 models to welcome tourists. According to the province, Ninh Binh has great potential to develop its tourism sector with a diverse landscape including Trang An Landscape Complex and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, among others.
The province forecast that by 2025, it would welcome 8-9 million passengers, including 2.5 million foreigners.
The province has submitted a similar proposal early this year to the Ministry of Transport.
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.
At present, Vietnam has 22 airports in operation, nine of which are international and 13 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.
Along with the airport, the province is seeking the prime minister's approval to stop the operation of the 100MW Ninh Binh Thermal Power Plant and remove the 220kV substation from the province. The thermal power plant has been operating since 1974.