$350 million Quang Tri domestic airport added to planning

15:35 | 22/07/2020

Quang Tri Domestic Airport will be constructed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model with the total investment capital of VND8.01 trillion ($348.26 million).

350 million quang tri domestic airport added to airport planning
Quang Tri Airport is one of 28 airports to be built by 2030

The capital for the airport project will be mobilised from the state budget and private enterprises.

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has required the Ministry of Transport to approve the planning of Quang Tri Airport in the period of 2020-2030.

According to the plan, the airport will include a 10,000-square-metre terminal that can handle 1 million passengers a year. In addition, it has a land fund to serve for expansion. There will be four places in the aircraft parking area, with land set aside if there is a need to build another taxiway.

The project contributes to completing the province's transport infrastructure, creating motivation for socio-economic development while simultaneously promoting the tourism sector of the province. There is currently no airport in Quang TriĀ and visitors must fly to Quang Binh or Hue and then travel by road for two or three hours to reach the province.

According to Decision No.236/QD-TTg of the prime minister approving the adjustment of the planning on air transport in 2020-2030, Quang Tri is one of 28 domestic airports which will be put into operation during the period. At present, Vietnam has 11 domestic airports, including Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak, Rach Gia in Kien Giang, and Phu Cat in Binh Dinh. In addition, Na San Airport was closed with plans for reconstruction.

The airport is about 93km from Dong Hoi National Highway 1 and 88km from Phu Bai International Airport in Thua Thien-Hue province.

Anh Minh

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