A working group led by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan on April 13 visited Long Thanh International Airport located in the southern province of Dong Nai to examine the site clearance and its construction schedule.
|Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan visited Long Thanh International Airport on April 13 |
Currently, the total cleared land for the project stands at 83.36 per cent. The site clearance process remains slow compared to the target of completion set for April 20 earlier.
Tuan said that the rainy season will come in one month and affect the construction. Thus, contractors should quicken the construction.
"We expect Dong Nai People’s Committee and local authorities to quicken the site clearance for the first phase of the project within this month," he said.
Long Thanh International Airport, which is expected to cost about $14.5 billion, 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.