Over US$6 Billion For New International Airport
November 09, 2010 13:32 PM
HO CHI MINH City, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- Over US$6 billion will be invested in building the Long Thanh International Airport (LTIA) in Vietnam's southern province of Dong Nai, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
According to the Japan Airport Consultancy Company (JAC)'s final report on the LTIA master plan, which was approved by the Ministry of Transport last week, the LTIA is planned to become a transit airport in Southeast Asia with a designed capacity of handling 44.5 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo per year by 2030.
Located in Long Thanh district, about 43 km east of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the LTIA will accommodate 90 percent of international flights and 20 percent of domestic flights from and to Ho Chi Minh City.
Construction of the airport will begin in 2018 with two important work items, including a US$1.27 billion system of take-off and landing ways and parking area and a US$1.4 billion passenger terminal.