4-Mar-2011 2:40 PM

Government proposes two airports to continue in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has submitted to the Ministry of Construction a request to keep Tan Son Nhat Airport operational even after the new Long Thanh International Airport, 43km east, becomes operational (Vietnam Business News, 03-Mar-2011). The new airport is expected to commence construction in 2018. Phase one will complete in 2020 and phase two by 2035. In the first phase (2020-2030), the airport aims to serve 44.5 million passengers p/a and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo. The USD6 billion project invested by the Southern Airports Corp was approved in 2005.