New Vientiane International Airport
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New Vientiane International Airport is a planned airport construction project that will serve as a replacement for the current Vientiane Wattaya Airport. The proposed site is to be located approximately 35 kilometres outside the city, in the Xaythany district. Construction will reportedly commence in 2025.
Oct-2015. Laos Minister of Public Works and Transport Bounchanh Sinthavong stated Vientiane Wattay International Airport, Luang Prabang Airport, Savannakhet Airport and Pakse Airport will exceed its passenger handling capacity within the next decade, expressing the need for new airports within each respective regions. According to the Minister, all four airports have limited space for expansion. The government has plans to construct a new airport outside Vientiane city centre in 2025, expecting construction to complete by 2030.
Feb-2015. director general of civil aviation Yakun Lopangkao stated, "A memorandum of understanding on the project study is now under negotiation and it is expected to be signed within this month." The Government is reportedly signing the agreement with Lao and Chinese companies to undertake the study.
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