29-Nov-2010 11:49 AM

Vietnam to construct two new airports

Vietnam's Government plans to construct two new international airports in Hai Phong and Dong Nai (Thanh Nien, 26-Nov-2010). The government has ordered the Ministry of Transport to study the affect the airports will have on the economy. Southern Airports Corp is expected to commence construction on the USD6.74 billion Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province in 2018. The first phase of the project is expected to complete by 2020. By 2035, the airport will be able to serve 80-100 million passengers and handle 3 million tons of cargo p/a.